Qualcomm has no plans to stop doing business with Apple, despite the statement of the California giant. It is reported by Recode, citing sources in the company.
Manual Qualcomm recently not envy. Claims from certain instances of a particular country sypyatsya as from a cornucopia. Earlier it was reported that the Federal trade Commission sued the company, accusing it of anti-competitive behavior in transactions with Apple as “Apple” giant has sued Qualcomm, demanding to pay $1 billion.
Apple claims that for many years Qualcomm unfairly insisted on the payment of royalties for technologies that have been developed not only to her. In Cupertino say that Qualcomm, as the only one of more than a dozen companies that have contributed to the development of the main networks, demanded payment of the license fee that is at least five times higher than the payments to all other licensees combined.
With $1 billion Apple requires, as described above. The company accused its partner, that the initially Apple giving discounts for exclusive contracts, canceled them after copertina testified in one of the cases against Qualcomm. $1 billion — this is “underpaid” Apple discounts.
For its part, Qualcomm says that Apple is trying to migrate a simple technical dispute to the legal plane. Sources close to Qualcomm, saying that the company is now considering its own lawsuit against Apple.
Apple cannot abandon the Qualcomm chips in the United States, because competitors do not support the technology used by mobile operators Sprint and Verizon. Chips from Intel can only support the types of networks used by AT&T and T-Mobile.
Qualcomm requires anyone who wants to use its chips for modems, to pay for the patents. However, sources say that the company did not stop chip shipments in the past, even when the smartphone manufacturers challenged the patent agreement.