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US: Qualcomm CEO deems Apple settlement likely

 |  July 18, 2017

After six months of escalating legal battles and increasingly heated rhetoric between mobile market titans Apple and Qualcomm, the head of Qualcomm sounded more conciliatory on Monday, July 17, during an interview at the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen.

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf compared the dispute with Apple over potentially billions of dollars in royalties on mobile chipsets to earlier fights Qualcomm has had over the years with other tech companies that were settled out of court.

“There’s not really anything new going on,” Mollenkopf said, “those things tend to get to resolved out of court and there’s no reason why I wouldn’t expect that to be the case here.”

The dispute between the two companies broke out after Apple started using modem chips from Intel in about half of new iPhones last year, instead of buying all its chips from Qualcomm.

Full Content: Fortune

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