Apple and Qualcomm have also inked a six-year licensing agreement, effective April 1, 2019, including a two-year extension option, and a multi-year chipset supply agreement. Apple has argued that Qualcomm's patents were no more valuable than those of competitors like Ericsson and Huawei, but Qualcomm argued in court that the documents show otherwise.
Apple accused Qualcomm of abusing its dominant position in the modem market and Apple filed a lawsuit in January 2017 claiming that Qualcomm is charging an exorbitant amount for patents.
For Apple, the settlement generates new hope for 5G iPhone powered with Qualcomm semiconductors in 2020.
Recently, Mobile giant Apple and Qualcomm ended a dispute regarding Qualcomm's processors' cost which Apple uses in its mobile handsets.Читайте также: Philadelphia Flyers Remove Kate Smith Statue Due to Racism Controversy
Qualcomm, for its part, argued Apple and its business partners had stopped paying royalties and was seeking up to 15 billion dollars in damages. Apple 5G iPhone was under uncertainty following Intel's time-frame for supplying 5G technology.
The move signifies that Apple is prioritising the need for a stable supplier of 5G modem chips over business disputes, and the global 5G smartphone battle is finally on, putting more pressure on Chinese companies, experts said. But reopened later only after agreeing to use Qualcomm's chips instead of Intel in iPhone 7, 8 and X models selling in Germany.
JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee upgraded Qualcomm to "overweight" from "neutral" with a price target of 88 dollars as 5G technology leadership will be appealing to investors, especially in the absence of litigation overhang. Additionally, Apple has allegedly hired RF engineers from both Qualcomm and Intel who are said to be toiling away in San Diego.
Closing the week at 79.89 USA dollars per share, Qualcomm has exceeded 96 billion dollars in market cap, increasing about 27 billion dollars after the settlement was announced. Last year, with Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, Apple stuck with Intel for the part and expects to do the same this year.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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