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Apple demanded $1 billion for chance to win iPhone: Qualcomm CEO

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Qualcomm sought to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone to recoup a $1-billion “incentive payment” that Apple insisted on, not to block rivals from the market, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman checks her phone at a flagship Apple store at Iconsiam shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun The payment from Qualcomm to Apple – part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm – was meant to ease the technical costs…

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Apple, Qualcomm spar over CEOs’ comments on settlement talks

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) has responded to comments made by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook in an interview, in which he said there had been no recent settlement talks between the iPhone maker and chip supplier in their global legal battle, calling Cook’s remarks “misleading.” People walk by a video display promoting 5G connectivity at the Qualcomm booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Apple on Wednesday said it stood by Cook’s comments. The two companies are disputing comments…

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Qualcomm calls Apple CEO’s settlement talk comment ‘misleading’

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday responded to comments Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook made in an interview, in which he said there had been no recent settlement talks between the iPhone maker and chip supplier in their global legal battle, calling Cook’s remarks “misleading.” People walk by a video display promoting 5G connectivity at the Qualcomm booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus The two companies are disputing comments their CEOs have made over settlement talks: Apple’s chief…

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Qualcomm says Apple CEO’s comment ‘misleading’

People walk by a video display promoting 5G connectivity at the Qualcomm booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc said on Tuesday Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s comment that there was no recent settlement discussions between the iPhone maker and the chipmaker were “misleading.” “We have been consistent for the last 18 months in making clear that we have, at various times, been in discussions with Apple about a possible resolution to our licensing dispute,” a…

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Qualcomm expands car computer chip lineup, adds music from Amazon

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Monday expanded its lineup of car computing chips and broke them into tiers of different prices, similar to its chips for smartphones that power relatively budget-friendly handsets as well as premium models. FILE PHOTO: A Qualcomm sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Qualcomm provides the chips for so-called infotainment systems as well as dashboard displays, but is also trying to fight its way into the market…

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Samsung, Huawei supply majority of own modem chips, Qualcomm says

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – The two largest smart phone makers in the world supply a majority of their own modem chips to help their devices connect to wireless data networks, according to evidence presented at an antitrust trial for chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O). FILE PHOTO: The logo of Qualcomm is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo A trial between the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm kicked off in a federal courtroom in California on Friday, with the regulators…

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Qualcomm kicks off crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

SAN JOSE, California – (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology kicked off in a California courtroom on Friday in a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake If the government prevails in the 10-day, non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced…

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Qualcomm heads to trial in crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced to change its practices…

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Qualcomm enforces ban to halt some Apple iPhone sales in Germany

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Thursday took steps to enforce a court order banning the sale of some iPhone models in Germany, a move that will likely see Apple Inc (AAPL.O) pull those iPhone models from its German stores. FILE PHOTO: Customers stand in line at the Apple store in Berlin, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal The U.S. chipmaker posted bonds of 1.34 billion euros ($1.52 billion) as part of a legal requirement by a German court, which found on Dec. 20 that Apple had infringed Qualcomm patents on power-saving…

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Apple set to pull some iPhones from its German stores after Qualcomm enforces ban

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is likely to pull some iPhone models from its German stores after Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Thursday it posted security bonds to enforce a court order banning the sale of those iPhone models in the country. FILE PHOTO: Customers stand in line at the Apple store in Berlin, September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Hannibal The chipmaker posted the bonds of 1.34 billion euros ($1.52 billion) as part of a legal requirement by a German court, which found on Dec. 20 that Apple had infringed Qualcomm patents…

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