The firm wants to catch up with the leading-edge chips made by U.S., South Korean and Taiwanese companies.
The industry hoped things would pick up this year. The industry was wrong.
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.
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.…