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Qualcomm faces possible fine from South Korean antitrust authorities over licensing practices

Qualcomm said South Korean antitrust authorities have accused the chipset giant of violating South Korean law through its licensing practices and proposes to fine the company. The disclosure about the investigation, which was first launched earlier this year, is the latest in a series of tussles the company has had with antitrust regulators worldwide over its licensing business, which is how Qualcomm derives the majority of its profit.  

DecaWave, Time Domain join forces on micro-location

DecaWave, a chip-making company that has pegged itself as the next Qualcomm, has announced a partnership with ultra wideband hardware and software developer Time Domain in a move it says is intended to speed development and time to market for location-based technology solutions. The deal designates Time Domain as DecaWave's "preferred partner" in microlocation navigation and tracking technology and allows DecaWave rights to Time Domain's patent portfolio.

Qualcomm bets big on Snapdragon 820 chipset for 2016

Qualcomm officially debuted its Snapdragon 820 chipset, which it expects to be its flagship product that will power high-end smartphones next year. The silicon giant first unveiled the 820 at Mobile World Congress in March and has been dribbling out details about the chipset, but held a press event in New York City yesterday to explain its key benefits.

Qualcomm beats analysts' expectations in Q3, but struggles to ink Chinese licensing deals

Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, even as its sales and profit fell sharply from a year ago. However, Qualcomm's expectations for its current quarter fell below analysts' forecasts, as the chipset giant is facing headwinds in negotiating new patent licensing deals with Chinese smartphone makers.

FreedomPop partners with Intel to launch Wi-Fi-first smartphone in 2016

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop plans to launch a smartphone next year designed for its Wi-Fi-first service in a partnership with Intel. The phone will use Intel's SoFIA chipset platform and be launched on the network of FreedomPop's second U.S. carrier partner, which it plans to unveil in 2016.

Report: Intel has a 'small army' of employees working to get LTE modem into iPhone 7

Intel has at least 1,000 employees working with Apple to get Intel's 7360 LTE modem chipset into Apple's 2016 iPhones, according to a  VentureBeat  report. The report, citing unnamed sources, said Intel might end up providing the modem as well as the fabrication for a new Apple system-on-a-chip for the iPhone.

Report: Qualcomm continues to lead cellular baseband market, but MediaTek makes LTE strides

According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum, Samsung LSI and HiSilicon grabbed the top five baseband revenue share spots in the second quarter. 

Intel continues to pare mobile losses, buys CDMA modem assets from VIA Telecom

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company remains "solidly on track" to achieve its previously committed goal to cut around $800 million from losses in its mobile business this year and said more than 75 percent of that goal has already been realized so far. The chipset maker also confirmed it acquired the CDMA modem assets of VIA Telecom.

Who were the biggest wireless job cutters in 2015?

Although the economy has rebounded somewhat since the depths of the Great Recession and companies in the wireless industry are no longer shedding jobs on a seemingly weekly basis as firms were in late 2008 and early 2009, not everything is rosy.  FierceWireless  has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.

Fujitsu makes terahertz receiver small enough for smartphones

Fujitsu is touting its new receiver that operates in the terahertz band – frequencies over 300 GHz – where terminals can communicate at speeds hundreds of times faster than today's mobile handsets, reports  IEEE Spectrum.