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Broadcom Qualcomm CFIUS

Broadcom hits back against US government concerns with $1.5 billion R&D fund

March 7th, 2018

Broadcom’s ongoing attempt to acquire Qualcomm, a deal that would be the largest tech merger in history, hit another roadblock this week when the US government decided to intervene. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States published a letter outlining concerns that an acquisition of San Diego-based Qualcomm by Singapore-based Broadcom would threaten national …

Qualcomm Broadcom takeover news

Massive Qualcomm takeover is on hold after US government intervention

March 5th, 2018

Qualcomm has pushed back a shareholder meeting that would have determined the fate of a takeover attempt by Broadcom, following a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The committee is worried about the national security implications of Broadcom, a Singapore-based company, taking over the US-based Qualcomm, which provides the bulk …

5G Laptops Release Date

5G laptops to launch in late 2019, Intel says

February 22nd, 2018

Intel on Thursday announced partnerships with a bunch of PC makers out there, Microsoft included, to launch 5G laptops as soon as next year’s holiday season. The news came on the same day when Qualcomm revealed that it’ll use Samsung’s 7nm chip-making technology for its upcoming 5G modems built into the Snapdragon platform.

4G LTE speeds vs 5G

Who cares about 5G when Qualcomm’s new LTE modem is this fast

February 14th, 2018

Late this year, we’re expecting to see the first 5G devices become available for very limited use on a handful of real-world 5G networks. That’s going to be a huge step forward in the journey towards nationwide high-speed connectivity, but it will also still be the first step. You’re going to have to wait until …

Qualcomm Antitrust Fines

Qualcomm fined $1.23 billion in Europe over exclusive iPhone chip deal

January 24th, 2018

Remember that boring Apple vs. Qualcomm legal feud over chip royalties that escalated into a complex patent case last year? Well, things aren’t looking good for Qualcomm. Again. The European Union has just announced sanctions against Qualcomm over the exclusive iPhone chip deal with Apple. The fine had a maximum $2 billion cap, but the …

iPhone Modem

In blow to Qualcomm, future iPhone models may use chips from Intel and MediaTek

December 26th, 2017

Apple’s legal battle with Qualcomm is seemingly getting crazier with each passing week. With billions of dollars in royalties on the line, Apple is reportedly interested in dropping Qualcomm as a supply partner altogether. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has not only accused Apple of sharing its proprietary code with Intel, but has also brought motions in front …

Apple vs. Qualcomm

Judge fines Apple for withholding evidence in Qualcomm case

December 25th, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in an incredibly complex legal fight right now. They’re accusing each other of various patent infringements, but the primary battle is about royalties for the smartphone chips that allow the iPhone to connect to wireless networks. The Federal Trade Commission is suing Qualcomm in a separate but related case. The …