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  • China No Longer Needs US Parts in its Phones

    12/02/2019 2:15:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Mish Talk, Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 12/02/2019 | Mike Shedlock
    China was once very dependent on US chips for its phones. The latest Chinese phones have no US parts. The Wall Street Journal reports Huawei Manages to Make Smartphones Without American Chips. American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei Technologies Co., but it may be too late: It is now building smartphones without U.S. chips. Huawei’s latest phone, which it unveiled in September—the Mate 30 with a curved display and wide-angle cameras that competes with Apple Inc.’s iPhone 11—contained no U.S. parts, according to an analysis by UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions,...
  • Intel says Qualcomm tactics forced it out of modem chip market

    11/29/2019 9:45:13 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Yahoo! Finance Reuters ^ | November 29, 2019 | By Stephen Nellis
    (Reuters) - Intel Corp sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple Inc at a multi-billion dollar loss, the U.S. chipmaker said in a court filing on Friday, alleging that rival Qualcomm Inc forced it out of the market. Intel made the claims in a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Qualcomm is seeking to overturn a sweeping antitrust decision against it after losing a lawsuit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Intel, whose executives testified at the trial, argued on Friday that the ruling should stand. Appeal proceedings are expected to begin in January....
  • Huawei: China's State Hackers 'Rigging 5G Tests' Against Nokia And Ericsson

    06/02/2019 12:23:37 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/1/2019 | Zak Doffman C
    Now, a story in the Sunday Telegraph is just the latest to pose serious questions. The newspaper reports that China has been "rigging" 5G equipment testing to discredit Huawei's rivals, including Nokia and Ericsson. According to government and industry sources, "Beijing is feeding secret details of security vulnerabilities" to the testers to tip the balance in Huawei's favor. The testing encompasses "hacking techniques used to check for weak spots... vulnerabilities discovered by Chinas secret state hackers have been passed to the 5G testers to ensure Nokia and Ericssons equipment is found to be insecure." Huawei's security issues have always been...
  • China state TV carries Daily Show spot on Huawei lead in 5G (Daily Show used as Anti-US Propaganda)

    05/27/2019 7:56:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 05 27 2019 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
    China has deployed an unlikely voice in its trade war with the U.S.: Trevor Noah of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show. A brief clip from the comedians If You Dont Know, Now You Know segment on Chinese equipment maker Huaweis dominance in next-generation 5G mobile technology ran on state broadcaster CCTVs national lunchtime news on Monday. It was part of a barrage of stories and commentaries attacking the U.S. stance in the standoff between the worlds two largest economies. Washington says Huawei, the leading supplier of telecom gear and No. 2 smartphone maker, is a security threat and is obliged...
  • Federal Trade Commission wins antitrust case against Qualcomm in Northern District of California

    05/23/2019 11:45:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Foss Patents ^ | May 22, 2019 | Florian Mueller
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has won the first round of litigation against Qualcomm. Judge Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has just found that the San Diego-based chipset maker violated the FTC Act, and has ordered the following remedies: (1) Qualcomm must not condition the supply of modem chips on a customers patent license status and Qualcomm must negotiate or renegotiate license terms with customers in good faith under conditions free from the threat of lack of access to or discriminatory provision of modem chip supply...
  • Who is leading the 5G patent race?

    12/29/2018 5:23:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    IAM Media ^ | 12/28/2018 | Tim Pohlmann
    The long-term vision is that 5G will lead to the invention of thousands of new products, technologies and services, increase productivity and allow for new industries to emerge. A global 5G network would unify mobile communication and connect individuals or devices to everything through the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G technology can connect vehicles, ships, buildings, meters, machines and other items with electronics, software, sensors and the Cloud, while embedded 5G technology would allow machines to exchange information and integrate computer-based systems in the physical world. In recent years 3G and 4G patent owners have controlled the way in which...
  • Follow Us:TwitterFacebookLinked-inRSS Your iPad Pro may be bent -- and Apple says it's not a defect

    12/27/2018 1:16:04 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 10 replies
    betanews ^ | 12/22/2018 | Mehedi Hassan
    iPhone and iPad have long been subjected to bend tests to see how they hold up to abuse. But what about if your iPad Pro arrived with a bend in the casing? You'd send it back and ask for a replacement or a refund, right? But Apple does not believe that an iPad Pro that arrives bent is defective. The company has confirmed that a number of 2018 iPad Pro tablets have a "slight bend" in their aluminum casing, blaming the defect on the manufacturing process. Only it's not a defect, remember? See also: Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM...
  • Huawei CFO Arrest is a Declaration of War Says Editor of Global Times

    12/06/2018 6:47:22 PM PST · by familyop · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Carney
    When the Trump administration blocked the merger of Qualcomm and Broadcom it singled out the risk that the deal would give Huawei an advantage in developing 5G technology. Bloomberg quoted an analyst in China who sees the arrest as the result of the national security White House staff pushing back against the Wall Street-friendly China doves in the White House, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who pushed for the trade truce.
  • Huawei arrest: China demands release of CFO Meng Wanzhou

    12/06/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/06/2018
    China is demanding the release of telecoms giant Huawei's chief financial officer, who has been detained in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder, could face extradition to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December, but the news was not made public at her request. The charges remain unknown but the US has been probing Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. China says her detention is possibly a rights abuse. Ms Meng has sought a publication ban on the details of the arrest, which has been granted by the courts. Huawei said it...
  • Trump Administration Blocks Biggest Tech Merger In History, Necessary To Protect National Security

    03/14/2018 9:35:22 AM PDT · by LibertyFound · 11 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 14, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Trump Administration Preemptively Blocks $177 Billion Qualcomm-Broadcom Deal The Trump administration has blocked the biggest tech deal in history earlier this week. The proposed deal would see Broadcom acquiring Qualcomm for a whopping $117 billion. In the unprecedented move by the White House, they expressed concerns about giving China a technological advantage over the United States through this deal and said that blocking the deal was necessary to protect the national security of the United States. For some background, Qualcomm is an industry leader for manufacturing wireless chips for LTE networks. They are an American company that will be at...
  • Presidential Order Regarding the Proposed Takeover of Qualcomm Incorporated by Broadcom Limited

    03/13/2018 4:55:03 AM PDT · by garyb · 3 replies
    White House ^ | March 12, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Upon review of a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and consideration, as appropriate, of the factors set forth in the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, the President has made relevant findings and issued the following Order: ORDER REGARDING THE PROPOSED TAKEOVER OF QUALCOMM INCORPORATED BY BROADCOM LIMITED By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (section 721), 50 U.S.C. 4565, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1....
  • Tech investors in Apple and other stocks are now in the crosshairs of trade war (CNBC, good read)

    03/12/2018 11:35:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 15 hours ago | Eric Rosenbaum
    Speaking on television last week, Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made an unusual statement about the White House tariff plans, specifically about carve-outs for Mexico and Canada. Ross called the administration's definition of national security something new and unusual itself. "It's not the conventional definition of national security," Ross said. It's clear from Trump's post-tax-cut shift to correcting imbalances in global trade something Trump has cared about for a lot longer and with a lot more passion than tax policy that an evolving definition of national security is a geopolitical and stock market risk. Panic, on either front,...
  • Donald Trump just Saved the U.S. 5G Industry from China

    03/12/2018 6:53:09 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 109 replies
    Gordon Chang | John Batchelor Show
    Donald Trump, in only the 4th time in 70 years, disallowed the merger of Broadcom and QUALCOMM. Broadcom is the 5G leader out of Singapore with ties to Huawei, the giant Chinese electronics conglomerate that's also heavily tied to the PLA. The merger would have resulted in the dismantling of Qualcomm, with Broadcom and Huawei taking any advanced 5G technology and leaving the rest for scraps.
  • U.S. security panel deals major blow to Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm (CFIUS)

    03/05/2018 2:16:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | By Koh Gui Qing and Sonam Rai
    By Koh Gui Qing and Sonam Rai (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Sunday ordered Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) to delay its March 6 shareholder meeting, a highly unusual request that will allow time for a national security review of the deal, but that also cast new doubt on Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd's (AVGO.O) $117-billion bid for its U.S. semiconductor peer. The intervention highlights growing U.S. concerns about safeguarding semiconductor technology. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews deals for potential national security concerns, does not typically review mergers before companies have clinched an agreement. CFIUS asked...
  • Qualcomm joins Intel, Apple, Arm, AMD in confirming its CPUs suffer hack bugs, too

    01/05/2018 6:07:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | 1/6/18 | Shaun Nichols
    Qualcomm has confirmed its processors have the same security vulnerabilities disclosed this week in Intel, Arm and AMD CPU cores this week.The California tech giant picked the favored Friday US West Coast afternoon "news dump" slot to admit at least some of its billions of Arm-compatible Snapdragon system-on-chips and newly released Centriq server-grade processors are subject to the Meltdown and/or Spectre data-theft bugs."Qualcomm Technologies, Inc is aware of the security research on industry-wide processor vulnerabilities that have been reported," a spokesperson for Qualcomm told The Register."Providing technologies that support robust security and privacy is a priority for Qualcomm, and as...
  • Qualcomms crazy new Snapdragon chips are a lot more than just faster

    12/11/2017 10:54:10 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 10, 2016 | By David Cogen and Will Nicol
    It’s almost hard to believe that in under a century, computers have advanced from occupying hundreds of square feet, to fitting into the palm of your hand. Even wilder is that the tiny machinery in a smartphone can process far more data, far more quickly than the behemoths of old. Don’t spend too much time marveling at the advances of the past, however, because the future is only going to get more wild. Among the most exciting things coming to smartphones soon is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, a mighty chip that will enable the next generation of mobile devices to do...
  • Microsoft unveils new ARM server designs, threatening Intels dominance

    03/16/2017 8:48:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | Mar 9, 2017, 7:45am EST | James Vincent
    **************************************************************************** Intel has a near-monopoly in the server industry, with its own ads proclaiming that 98 percent of the cloud runs on Intel. Thats why Microsofts pledge to use ARM chips in its severs hinted at for a while and outlined more fully at the Open Compute Summit this week is such a big deal. Microsoft is the second biggest cloud company in the US after Amazon, and if it moves even a small bit of its business away from Intels products, it threatens the veteran chipmakers most lucrative revenue stream, responsible for $7.5 billion in operating...
  • FTC charges Qualcomm with monopolizing key smartphone chip

    01/17/2017 4:57:26 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | January 17, 2017 | FTC
    FTC alleges extracted exclusivity from Apple in exchange for reduced patent royalties The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Qualcomm Inc. with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key semiconductor device used in cell phones and other consumer products.Qualcomm is the worlds dominant supplier of baseband processors devices that manage cellular communications in mobile products. The FTC alleges that Qualcomm has used its dominant position as a supplier of certain baseband processors to impose onerous and anticompetitive supply and licensing terms on cell phone manufacturers and to weaken...
  • Android bug fear in 900 million phones

    08/08/2016 1:39:53 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | August 8, 2016 | By Mark Ward
    The flaws affect devices containing Qualcomm chips Serious security flaws that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data have been found in software used on tens of millions of Android devices. The bugs were uncovered by Checkpoint researchers looking at software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm. Qualcomm processors are found in about 900 million Android phones, the company said. However, there is no evidence of the vulnerabilities currently being used in attacks by cyberthieves. "I'm pretty sure you will see these vulnerabilities being used in the next three to four months," said Michael Shaulov, head...
  • Qualcomm Files 17 New Complaints In China Courts Against Smartphone Maker Meizu

    06/30/2016 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    OAN ^ | June 30, 2016
    Qualcomm Inc has filed 17 fresh complaints in China against Meizu Technology Co, stepping up its battle with the Chinese smartphone maker after the two were unable to reach a licensing accord in the U.S. tech giants biggest market. The patent infringement complaints by Qualcomm, submitted to intellectual property courts in Beijing and Shanghai on Thursday, mark the second time in a week it has taken legal action against Meizu, one of Chinas top 10 handset suppliers. It filed its first complaint in Beijing last Friday. Qualcomm is seeking to uphold terms of its landmark 2015 anti-trust settlement with Chinas...