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US judge hammers Qualcomm in its antitrust case, shares plunge 13% cnbc.com Qualcomm unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to impose excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judged ruled.
The judge sided with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which in 2017 filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones.
Qualcomm Adds Dual-MAC Wi-Fi Chip to Automotive Portfolio qualcomm.com The Qualcomm Automotive Wi-Fi 6 chip has already been selected by multiple automakers designing premium infotainment experiences and bringing the latest 5G and gigabit LTE technologies to their vehicles. The new QCA6595AU with gigabit Wi-Fi 5 and the latest Bluetooth standard provides automakers with an additional option to address Wi-Fi use cases across their vehicle lines.
“With in-vehicle experiences advancing at a rapid rate for drivers and passengers, automakers expect robust, low-latency connectivity options beyond the premium segment,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As the automotive industry’s first MIMO and SISO Dual MAC Wi-Fi 5 combo solution, the QCA6595AU offers a great mix of features and performance, demonstrating Qualcomm Technologies’ commitment to offering the most complete portfolio of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth products to the automotive industry.”
Sasken Technologies and Qualcomm Join Forces to Extend Engineering and Customization Support for Automotive Customer Base qualcomm.com Sasken has built exciting solutions for automotive Tier-1 customers and automakers utilizing Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms and Qualcomm® Automotive Wireless Solutions, bringing over a decade of experience in multimedia, connectivity, board support packages and knowledge of the automotive software ecosystem. In addition, Sasken’s skilled global engineering teams have the ability to deliver critical projects that have helped launch in-vehicle infotainment systems, telematic and digital clusters to multiple automakers. Sasken is geared to support Tier-1 companies as they harness the automotive ecosystem and deliver software that meets the stringent demands of the industry. Utilizing the resources and global footprint of Sasken’s automotive development and application teams, and their comprehensive range of product enablement services will expand the bandwidth of support to customers that both companies serve. It will help new customers for Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit and Qualcomm Automotive Wireless Solutions accelerate deployment timeframes.
“As Qualcomm Technologies expands its presence throughout the automotive segment, we can bring broader and deeper levels of support to new customers and adjacent applications by working with the world class technical and customer support provided by Sasken,” said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We have a long and trusted relationship with Sasken and we are confident that their strong experience with our products and technologies will allow them to bring effective and comprehensive support to both new customers and new applications for our Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit and Qualcomm Automotive Wireless Solutions.”