Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business in wake of Apple/Qualcomm settlement

Apple and Qualcomm Settle Sweeping Patent Suits - Thurrott.com

Apple had accused Qualcomm of using illegal patent practices to keep a monopoly on modem chips that connect phones to mobile data networks.

Qualcomm's shares gained $13.27 to close at $70.45 in regular trading, marking the stock's best day since 1999.

Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting in courts for the last few years. And the only issue facing Qualcomm now is that Apple is racing to produce its own chipsets, especially for 5G networking, to ensure it's never held hostage to a third party like this again. Smartphone maker Apple and chipset manufacturer Qualcomm has announced that the companies are settling their lawsuits.

Apple and Qualcomm agreed Tuesday to dismiss all legal disputes between the two companies worldwide.

Intel has announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment of the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, internet of things devices and other data-centric devices. While Apple claims some of Qualcomm's patents aren't valid, Qualcomm accuses Apple of violating them - and has sought to ban iPhone sales or imports in several countries, including the US.

The Qualcomm settlement also incorporates a six-year patent license and a payment from Apple to Qualcomm, but the companies did not disclose the amount.

At least 2 killed in aircraft collision in Nepal’s Lukla airport
Seven people, including the country's tourism minister, were killed in February when a helicopter crashed in the hilly east. But the airport has been dubbed one of the world's most unsafe because of the short runway and hard approach.

The biggest victor of this settlement is Qualcomm.

Apple gets to break its dependence on a single chip maker and Qualcomm gets to do business with a large customer.

Qualcomm Inc's surprise settlement of a prolonged legal fight with Apple Inc paves the way for the chipmaker to resolve a similar dispute with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, ahead of the launch of 5G phones, several analysts said.

Now that Qualcomm is back in the fold - the two companies reached a six-year licensing agreement and a "multi-year" chip supply deal - Apple no longer needs Intel. Although the litigation was slightly different in each iteration, nearly all of them came down to a pretty simple quarrel: Qualcomm has patents it thinks Apple's infringing, and Apple thinks Qualcomm is essentially a patent troll. Details from Apple and Qualcomm's court case revealed that the former had explored the use of Samsung and MediaTek chips but despite the Samsung Exynos Modem 5100 going into mass production, it is unclear if either company is a realistic option. And he did this by pointing out that an iPhone can still function without Qualcomm's modem chip by using Wi-Fi.

Following its initial U.S. lawsuit, Apple filed two more suits in China on the same basis.

Related News:

  • FBI looks for woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting

    FBI looks for woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine shooting

    The Miami Herald and WTVJ are reporting that neighbours say the teen is a senior at Miami Beach High School. In December, an anonymous caller claimed bombs had been planted inside Columbine high school.
    Ben Simmons softens stance on booing Philadelphia fans

    Ben Simmons softens stance on booing Philadelphia fans

    Things couldn't have gone much worse for the Sixers , who couldn't quiet Brooklyn's guards or their own fans. Harris was fouled taking a three and then Russell committed a clear-path foul on him.
    Microsoft support agent's email hacked, customer emails compromised

    Microsoft support agent's email hacked, customer emails compromised

    Making matters worse was the fact that the company only admitted this after it was presented with screenshot evidence. Microsoft's Outlook.com service has been the subject of a pretty serious hack in recent weeks.
  • Activists say Sudan's military attempted to break up sit

    Activists say Sudan's military attempted to break up sit

    The gas-rich country is locked in a almost two-year-old diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Sudan is part of a UAE- and Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen.
    Champion Australia mare Winx wins final race for 33 on the trot

    Champion Australia mare Winx wins final race for 33 on the trot

    The New Zealand team for Winx's farewell day at Randwick. "There is really nothing more for me to say". Speaking afterwards Waller said: "It's hard to explain without getting too emotional".
    Xbox One S ‘All Digital’ leak reveals disc-less console

    Xbox One S ‘All Digital’ leak reveals disc-less console

    It will have a 1TB drive for storage; support HDR and 4K UHD; and include Minecraft , Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3 . The rumour first gained traction when it was revealed by the perpetually reliable Thurrott in November previous year .
  • Kevin Harvick Captures Richmond Pole

    Kevin Harvick Captures Richmond Pole

    They include the cars of local favorite Denny Hamlin, a three-time victor on the 0.75-mile oval, Chase Elliott and Matt Tifft . They were those of seven-time series champion Jimmie Johnson , Aric Almirola , Erik Jones , Daniel Suarez and Joey Gase .
    Game Preview: Pacers at Celtics (Game 2)

    Game Preview: Pacers at Celtics (Game 2)

    The Boston Celtics have won four of their last seven home games. "And it just doesn't have to be on the offensive end". The Boston Celtics are averaging 84 points on 36.4 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 33.3 percent shooting.
    Fire breaks out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

    Fire breaks out at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

    Authorities are investigating if renovation work on the cathedral's spire was a factor in starting or spreading the fire. The absence of the statues will also signal the start of the renovation work of the spire that will last until 2022.
  • Alexander Ovechkin Knocks Out 19-Year-Old Hurricanes Player In Big Fight

    Alexander Ovechkin Knocks Out 19-Year-Old Hurricanes Player In Big Fight

    Ovechkin won his record eighth Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy this season as the league's top goal scorer. Capitals coach Todd Reirden had a different take on the whole thing: "I see it as two willing combatants".
    IOS 13 will bring a huge dark mode update to iPhone

    IOS 13 will bring a huge dark mode update to iPhone

    There will be a lot of iPad-specific changes in iOS 13, including the ability for apps to have multiple windows. The clunky iOS undo function, which until now has involved shaking the device , may be usurped by a gesture.
    Rep. Ilhan Omar Sees Spike in Death Threats After Trump 9/11 Attack

    Rep. Ilhan Omar Sees Spike in Death Threats After Trump 9/11 Attack

    Critics accuse Omar of offering a flippant description of the assailants behind the attack that killed almost 3,000 people. Amy Klobuchar - a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate - said she was "appalled" by the video Trump posted .


Most liked

Gary Lineker reacts to Man United’s 3-0 loss to FC Barcelona
Both could have been avoided, even if Young's turn on the edge of his own box was punished in devastating fashion. Sergi Roberto at the far post only for De Gea to redeem himself with a fantastic save.

IPL 2019: Buttler, Gopal guide Rajasthan Royals to victory
Rajasthan made a strong comeback, removing Surya Kumar Yadav (16) and Kieron Pollard (6) to put the pressure back on the host. Wicketkeeping: It will be a tricky choice to pick between the two stalwart keepers - Quinton de Kock or Jos Buttler .

Guardiola says he's a 'failure' in Champions League
I did not come here to win the Champions League, honestly ", he said. "We didn't say, Bobby plays against Jorginho, for example". I know at Bayern Munich, we won absolutely everything except the Champions League and it was a big failure.

Bernie Sanders' wealth tax won't pay for free medicare, tuition: Morici
Warren released 10 years of her tax returns last year and followed with an 11th year of released returns last week. And here's the senator's 2017 return.

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season
Leganes , 11th in the table, went close to winning the game but Youssef En-Nesyri had a goal correctly disallowed for offside. He took his La Liga tally to 18 goals against Leganes and Carvajal hailed him as Madrid's player of the season.

Western Conference first-round matchups by the numbers
LeBron James nearly got into the club past year , coming as close as humanly possible - he scored 2,999 points for Cleveland. After going toe-to-toe with James in the 2017 and 2018 playoffs, the top spot could be his with another big postseason.

Mobile Pixel 3 launch tipped for spring confusion
It will reportedly ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and likely match other features you'd find in the Pixel 3a. Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XLwere recently leaked with the codenames "sargo" and "bonito" respectively.

Trump spends America's tax filing day in Minnesota
And the President celebrated the resurgent iron ore industry in northern Minnesota, recalling a crying worker who thanked him. Expand the earned income tax credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which offers a tax break for child care.

A new Lego Star Wars game is reportedly on the way
Over the course of my time at EA, we were back and forth on what the overall publishing corporation wanted. This is according to Press Start who spoke to Respawn recently about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order .

Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Ratings Are Highest Ever
Daenerys is definitely not winning any popularity contests in the North, and Sam implores Jon to question her lack of mercy. An emotional Kit is hardly surprising given the show's success and fans will be the same when the final episode airs .

Rockets vs. Jazz prediction: Utah can't win with a diminished Ricky Rubio
But now that they've gone all the way down to 213.5 points, it makes sense to step in and take the "over" instead. Denver used a big second half - that was kick started by their defense - to rally and nearly steal the victory.

Bruins Ride Momentum From Game 3 To A 2-1 Series Lead
However, a player that could receive six or more games is offered an in-person hearing with the DPOS. However, they did call it more like a regular-season game, which worked in the Leafs' favour.

Johnson busted with cell in game, fined by 76ers
Embiid, who was listed as doubtful heading into the game, started and had 22 points and 15 rebounds. Without him, the Sixers might simply not be able to keep up with the Nets' offense.

Barcelona boss Valverde: Man United have something special late in games
We know we'll create chances, we have a goal threat, it's about taking a deep breath and taking those chances". I'm not sure if he's going to be available against West Ham. "We need to score goals", Solskjær said.

Festival-goers told to run as fire breaks out at Coachella overnight
ABC7 Los Angeles reported that witnesses saw public showers engulfed in flames after hearing a loud boom similar to an explosion. The Coachella fire occurred near the center of the Empire Polo Club grounds venue, at a mobile shower unit.