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Why Qualcomm's Super Profitable Royalty Business Is Suddenly Under Siege - Fortune

For every basic iPhone 7 it sells for $649, Apple pays about $15 to Qualcomm in royalties for using the mobile chip maker's patented wireless technology, according to analysts. Apple pays slightly more in royalties for the higher-end $749 and even more ...and more »

Apple Sues Qualcomm for Around $1bn - MobileMarketing Magazine

Apple is suing chip-maker Qualcomm, which supplies the baseband processor (modem) for its iPhones, for around $1bn (£803m). In the suit, first reported by CNBC, Apple accuses Qualcomm of charging royalties "for technologies they have nothing to do with ...and more »

Apple's Legal Assault on Qualcomm Is Part of Phone Margin Grab - NDTV

Apple is piling onto lawsuits that attack the way Qualcomm licenses technology for mobile phones in a widespread effort to rake back profits in a slowing market. The latest suit by Apple, filed Friday, alleges that Qualcomm has unfairly used the power ...and more »

Apple Says Qualcomm Overcharged For Chips and It's Suing for $1 Billion - Fortune

Apple (aapl, -4.12%) filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm (qcom, -2.16%) on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile ...and more »

Analyst: Apple is marching to 'war' with a 'direct assault' on Qualcomm's business model - Business Insider

A long simmering battle between two tech giants, Apple and Qualcomm, burst out in the open when Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 billion and other demands Friday. But even though Apple is asking for $1 billion that it says Qualcomm owes it because of ...and more »

Apple's $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Is 'Direct Assault' On Chipmaker's Business Model - Forbes

Qualcomm's stock tanked more than 12% on Monday. The San Diego-based chipmaker took a beating after Apple filed a lawsuit against the company on Friday, suing the company for $1 billion and accusing it of unfairly charging royalties for technology "it ...and more »

Apple sues Qualcomm over licensing practices - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. sued Qualcomm Inc. alleging the chip supplier demanded unfair terms for its technology, escalating long-simmering tension between companies at the heart of the global smartphone industry. The suit, filed Friday in federal district court in ...and more »

First the FTC, now Apple: is Qualcomm's business model under threat? - TelecomTV

Apple brings lawsuit against Qualcomm, demands trial by jury; Claims Qualcomm has withheld $1 billion; Did Qualcomm contribute to the demise of WiMAX? Qualcomm wanted Apple to correct and retract its statements. Who remembers the so-called standards ...and more »

Apple Lawsuit Could Undermine Qualcomm's Royalty Business, Analyst Says - Fortune

The biggest risk to Qualcomm from Apple's lawsuit filed last week isn't the potential $1 billion in damages, but a threat to the dominant mobile chip maker's entire patent royalty licensing business model, according to a leading Wall Street analyst. In ...and more »

Qualcomm won't stop shipping chips for the iPhone even though Apple is suing it for $1 billion - Recode

Qualcomm doesn't intend to take Apple's legal action lying down, but neither does it plan to stop doing business with the iPhone maker. Apple hit Qualcomm with a $1 billion lawsuit on Friday, saying the chipmaker had improperly withheld rebates in ...and more »