The company's loss in federal court could require it to overhaul its business model, depriving the U.S. industry-leading semiconductor maker of next-generation R&D funds.
A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out rivals in the cellphone chip market and charged excessive royalties to cellphone manufacturers such as Apple.
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Apple had sued the chip maker for almost $30 billion.
The American semiconductor titan Qualcomm found itself in the crosshairs of the US-China trade spat when its mega deal — as in $44 billion dollars — to buy a Dutch chip-maker has cleared every global regulatory approval required — except in China.…
Beijing has ambitious plans to end its dependence on U.S. semiconductors and other technologies.
"We actually feel like we have a seat at the table on both sides of the trade dispute," Steven Mollenkopf says.
The potential merger would be the biggest the tech industry has seen.
Steve Mollenkopf says his company is spreading its chips to new products, and building the foundation for a new kind of connectivity.