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U.S. Government has dropped its years-long antitrust case against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. federal agency tasked with enforcing antitrust law, has announced it is dropping a years-long antitrust lawsuit case against chip design firm Qualcomm. The lawsuit accused Qualcomm of maintaining a monopoly over smartphone modems. Last year, a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s ruling that Qualcomm stop bundling its patent licenses with its chip sales. This came after a 2019...

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MediaTek reportedly passed Qualcomm as the top chip vendor in 2020

MediaTek has reportedly surpassed American mobile chipmaker Qualcomm to become the number 1 smartphone chipset supplier for the first time. According to smartphone research and analysis firm Omdia, MediaTek emerged as the biggest smartphone chip supplier in 2020 with a market share of 27.2%, up 10% from the year prior, snatching the top spot from Qualcomm. MediaTek shipped 351.8 million chips (via Digitimes) to major smartphone OEMs,...

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What do you think of Qualcomm’s rumored Nintendo Switch clone that runs Android?

Gaming phones have usurped a major share in the market of handheld gaming devices. While brands like ASUS have gone as far as making gaming phones like the ROG Phone 5 that offer functionality similar to a gaming console, the Nintendo Switch has still stood at the top. Its ability to be used both as a handheld gaming device or a dedicated console that can be hooked up to a bigger screen has made it immensely popular. While an upgraded...