Junko Yoshida, EETimes
5/18/2017 09:31 AM EDT
When Intel and Samsung joined the fray last Friday by filing amicus briefs in support of the FTC's complaint against, matters went from bad to worse for Qualcomm
What apparently started out as a royalty negotiation gone wrong between Qualcomm and Apple is now taking on a life of its own.
This is no longer just a two-team legal hassle. When Intel and Samsung joined the fray last Friday by filing amicus briefs in support of the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint, matters went from bad to worse for Qualcomm.
The case is starting to look like Qualcomm v. The World.
Amidst a hail of legal actions, Qualcomm Wednesday shot back. It filed a lawsuit against four ODMs who manufacture Apple’s products for not paying royalties. The contract manufacturers listed in the filing by Qualcomm are Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal Electronics.
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