13 Nov '17, 8am

It never rains but it pours for Qualcomm $QCOM

Android camp reportedly seeking to renegotiate royalties with Qualcomm Cage Chao, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 13 November 2017] The Android camp could follow the steps of Apple to temporarily suspend royalty payments to Qualcomm aiming to force the US-based chip vendors back to the negotiating table to work out "fairer" royalty schemes, according to industry sources. In fact, Qualcomm revealed at its latest investors conference that a China-based smartphone brand has already discontinued royalty payments for the use of Qualcomm's patented technologies. Qualcommm did not identify the China client, but it is believed it is Huawei as the vendor, according to the sources. With Huawei's smartphone shipments reaching about 150 million units a year and with an ASP of US$300, Hauwei's royalty payments could account for 5-10% of Qualcomm's annual royalty income, the sourc...

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