Modem

It’s been over three years since the United States FTC had charged Qualcomm with antitrust violations over cellular modem patents and business practices. That suit ultimately received a ruling in May of 2019 against Qualcomm, resulting in an injunction for Qualcomm to renegotiate its licensing agreements with its customers. Qualcomm had subsequently appealed the ruling, putting the order on hold, and today, a bit over a year later, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has finally issued an opinion, reversing and vacating the injunction, resulting in a win for Qualcomm at this moment in time. The appeals court’s opinion centres around the FTC’s use of anti-trust law to hold Qualcomm accountable for some of its controversial business practices in how it handles licensing of its...

MediaTek Announces T700 5G Modem Powering Intel PCs Successfully Certified

Last year, Intel and MediaTek had announced a partnership with the goal of developing a 5G modem that would be used in future next-generation PC platforms. The move followed...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/6/2020

Qualcomm’s New 3rd Generation Snapdragon X60 5G Modem, Built on 5nm

To date Qualcomm has promoted two key standalone 5G modems for widespread adoption: the Snapdragon X50 and the Snapdragon X55. Today the company is disclosing details on its upcoming...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2020

Intel and MediaTek Announce Partnership To Bring 5G Modems to PCs

Today Intel has announced they’ve entered a partnership with MediaTek with the goal of “development, certification and support of 5G modem solutions” for next generation PC platforms. The announcement...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/25/2019

European Commission Fines Qualcomm €242m For Anti-trust Violations

Today the European Commission has concluded a 4 year long antitrust investigation into anti-competitive business behaviour of Qualcomm against other players in the market, and has fined the company...

29 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/18/2019

Apple and Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet; Sign New Patent and Chip Supply Agreements

Putting an end to one of the most intense high tech legal battles in recent memory, this afternoon Apple and Qualcomm announced that the two firms were burying the...

14 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Intel Exits 5G Smartphone Modem Market; Other Client Modem Businesses to Be Reviewed

With today’s announcement out of Apple and Qualcomm that the two fierce rivals have buried the hatchet for good, the situation immediately put into question the fate of Intel’s...

28 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

Huawei: No Communication with Apple About 5G Modems

One of the most recent rumors swirling the technosphere has been who is going to be sourcing the modems for Apple’s first generation of 5G smartphones. Despite the fact...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/16/2019

Sizing Up The 5G Modem Market: Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, UniSOC, and Mediatek

It will be very difficult to look at mobile connectivity news in 2019 and not see buzzwords like ‘5G’ being used everywhere. Everyone wants to talk big about 5G...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/5/2019

Pictured: Intel and Qualcomm to offer 5G Modules for M.2 Slots

Last week we reported on Fibocom, an Intel partner, had announced a new M.2 module featuring the Intel XMM8160 5G modem to be used in CPEs as well as...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/4/2019

Intel and Fibocom to Co-Develop a 5G M.2 Module for System Integration

Fibocom Wireless is a company that has won investment from Intel Capital and develops wireless modules as well as communication solutions. As part of the Mobile World Congress event...

1 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

It's been an eventful few months for Qualcomm – back in December the company had unveiled the first reference designs of the Snapdragon 855 and demonstrated integration with the...

20 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/19/2019

The Verizon and AT&T 5G Setups at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit

My inbox has been awash with emails regarding 5G ‘firsts’ this past year. Every time a company seems to demonstrate the smallest new ‘first’, such as mmWave through an...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

Apple Found To Infringe On 1 Qualcomm Patent; US ITC Will Not Ban iPhone Imports

A bit over a year ago, Qualcomm started the process of suing Apple at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over alleged patent infringement. At the time, Apple was...

31 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2018

Samsung Releases Exynos Modem 5100 - First Multi-Mode 5G Modem

Today Samsung announced its new Exynos Modem 5100 – what it claims to be the industry’s first multi-mode 5G modem. While over the last few months, and years, we’ve heard...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 8/15/2018

Motorola Enables 5G: A Moto Mod for the z3

The concept of modular phones has gone from non-existent, to completely modular everything, and back again. The more you can embed into a phone at once, the slimmer the...

13 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

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