Category Archives: Qualcomm

Qualcomm Cell Phone Ban To Take Effect

Qualcomm continues to lose the war over patents with Broadcom. U.S. President George W. Bush has announced he will not overturn a June ruling by the International Trade Commission banning the importation of cell phones housing chips infringing Broadcom patents. Qualcomm, however, is determined not to give up the fight. Aside from preparing an appealContinue Reading

EVDO Rev. B Promises More Than 9Mbps Down

Qualcomm has announced that EVDO Revision A is already old hat and Revision B is on its way. Revision B will incorporate new hardware and software updates and offer backward compatibility with older models. Company tests have version B running at an average data rate of 9.3Mbps download speed compared to the previous model’s 800kbps.Continue Reading

Qualcomm Reveals New EV-DO Chipset For VoIP Handsets

Qualcomm Inc. has developed a modem chipset for its CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. B, which it claims can deliver average downlink data rates of 9.3 Mbps via the 5 MHz spectrum. The company expects the Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem MSM7850 chipset to enable mobile TV, music streaming and VoIP calls. The device, which is due forContinue Reading

Qualcomm, Under Legal Attack, Defends Business As Wireless Innovator

Qualcomm expects its legal costs to double this year to $200 million amid a slew of lawsuits from firms accusing it of charging unjust fees for the use of its patented technologies. The company owns 1,900 patents in the U.S. for code division multiple access (CDMA), a wireless standard that is crucial for cell phonesContinue Reading

Qualcomm’s WiFi Joins With Airgo To Battle Intel’s WiMAX

Qualcomm is buying Airgo Networks and announced plans to market the latter’s so-called “802.11n Draft 2.0-compliant” chipset. The said silicon is due to make an appearance at CES 2007 in Las Vegas. Some analysts believe it will not be an easy road for Qualcomm. At the moment, some 370 technical issues beset Draft 2.0 andContinue Reading

Does Qualcomm Really Have 802.11n Draft 2.0?

Qualcomm’s announcement of the “availability” of a chip complying with Draft 2.0 of 802.11n standard due to its acquisition of Airgo, has raised eyebrows. Conforming to a draft of the standard is not logical. In addition, the IEEE 802.11n group needs to resolve 370 issues that came out of its November meeting and a voteContinue Reading

Qualcomm CEO: Wireless Broadband Faces Threats

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs believes offshoring of manufacturing capabilities and eroding intellectual property rights pose as threats to the wireless broadband network development. Jacobs made the statement at the fall meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers, the biggest industrial trade organization in the US. He noted the continuing degeneration of young engineering talent inContinue Reading

WiMax Vendors Warned Of Qualcomm Licensing Costs

According to analysts from ABI Research’s Mobile Broadband Research Service, WiMax vendors should start factoring royalties payable to Qualcomm into their pricing plans. Qualcomm, patent-holder for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) technology, already has payment agreements in place with Soma Networks, and is expected to “vigorously” enforce royalty payments withContinue Reading

Qualcomm Signs First Patent Deal For WiMAX Product

In what will probobly become a big speedbump for WiMax, Qualcomm quietly announced a licensing deal for technology necessary for WiMax that it owns the patent on. This appears to mean that any vendor making a WiMax product will have to pay a licensing fee to Qualcomm, who have a history of defending a licensingContinue Reading

WiMAX Relying On Government, Says Wireless Pioneer

The success of WiMAX wireless broadband will be decided by government determination to provide broadband access for all, according to the co-founder of Qualcomm, Dr Andrew Viterbi. Via []Continue Reading

Qualcomm Completes Acquisition Of WiMAX Competitor

Cellular technology giant Qualcomm said Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Flarion Technologies, which has developed a wireless broadband technology that competes with WiMAX. Via []Continue Reading

Qualcomm Finally Commits To Wi-Fi Standards

The vendor has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance, saying it wants to make sure its 3G products are compatible with what the group is doing. Qualcomm is one of largest providers of cellular chipsets. Via []Continue Reading

Qualcomm Co-Founder Skeptical Of Broadband Wireless Potential

The technology is likely to be too expensive to become as popular as existing mobile phones, said Qualcomm’s Andrew Viterbi. Via []Continue Reading

Why Qualcomm Has Its Wallet Out

The Elata and Flarion acquisitions reflect the outfit’s need to keep abreast of tech’s latest trends. Expect more of the same. Via []Continue Reading

Qualcomm Bolsters TGn Sync Group’s 802.11n Proposal

Qualcomm is joining TGn Sync, one of the cross-industry groups developing specifications for the IEEE 802.11n standard proposal for WLANs operating at data rates of up to 100Mbit/s. Via []Continue Reading