Qualcomm stock surges on Apple legal settlement

T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
Apr 16 19 Comments

Apple and Qualcomm have settled a royalty and patent dispute that went to trial this week in San Diego, California.

As part of the settlement, all legal action worldwide between the two companies will be dropped, and Apple will buy Qualcomm chips again.

Qualcomm said it expected a $2 increase in earnings per share and its stock rose over 15%.

CNBC: Qualcomm stock surges on Apple legal settlement.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/16/apple-qualcomm-settle-royalty-dispute-sources-say.html

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  • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
    OP
    Qualcomm stock rose more than 20% after the news broke, boosting its market cap by about $14.5 billion to to more than $84 billion. It's Qualcomm's best day since 1999.
    Apr 16 1
    • Apple
      tesla21

      Apple

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      Just riding Apple horse !
      Apr 18
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

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    Total hindsight here but if Apple would have used the right radios (plural) in the Verizon CDMA iPhone they would have had simultaneous voice and cellular data *way before* releasing VoLTE just like AT&T.

    Demonstrated (maybe by chance alone) in the HTC Thunderbolt and HTC Rezound, which had TWO Qualcomm radios: a 1X/3G chip and a 3G/LTE chip. SVDO. Voice and 3G when LTE wasn’t available.

    Water under the bridge now, but I just don’t see LTE and 5G combined reaching as contiguous in coverage as legacy 1X/3G antennas. Still the only thing available in some areas on long interstate trips.
    Apr 16 6
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      I’d rather have 4G coverage at 5G speeds than spotty 5G-NR

      Verizon is committed to touching every tower (adding antenna hardware) and starting from square 1 for a 5th time.

      But if we have the ability to squeeze more blood out of the stone that is 4G LTE-Advanced, let’s get the most out of it. Just like we did with DSL, VDSL, VDSL2, VDSL2+...
      Apr 16
    • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
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      You don't have 4G at 5G speeds... You have 4G LTE Advanced at 4G LTE Advanced speeds. We started rolling out 256 QAM and 4x4 MIMO in 2014... We had 4G LTE Advanced with CA, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM in 920+ markets back in the summer of 2017 - If you think 256 QAM, Carrier Aggregation, and 4x4 MIMO is 5G then AT&T has problems...

      T-Mobile, the first carrier with 5Ge in 2014!!!
      Apr 17
    • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
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      T-Mobile was the first carrier in the world to launch 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM to customers in 2014. AT&T is so far behind...
      Apr 17
    • I had a Thunderbolt. Worst piece of shit ever manufactured.
      Apr 17
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

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      Kickstand covering an already quiet speakerphone was definitely form over function.
      Apr 17
  • RIP Intel modems hahahaha and congrats to Qualcomm for making Tim Cook bend over and call Cristiano Amon "The Mon."
    Apr 16 0
  • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
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    Apple was up less than 1%. Intel, a Qualcomm competitor, sharply dipped on the news before recovering.
    Apr 16 0
  • Apple bqdp
    Nice. I’ve been holding QCOM for a while now.

    When and how did Intel become such a shitshow?
    Apr 18 2
    • When it became a H1B body shop WITCH company in the early 2000s. You can find out which South Bay companies to avoid working for when you go to their lunch cafes and take a look at the demographics.
      Apr 18
    • Western Digital SanDisk
      They have no chance after Infineon threw in the towel after so many years, then try to catch up after the whole team left. The only way to win after such a long break is to throw a lot of money at it for a long time, something only government sponsorship will do, like Samsung and Huawei.
      Apr 22
  • Amazon XIjQ36
    So glad I made the switch to this company a couple of months ago. My options look nice right now :)
    Apr 18 0
  • Amazon XIjQ36
    They still have servers. They were just over their heads in mobile. It's better to realize it and cut bait than to stay on a sinking ship.
    Apr 18 1
    • Western Digital SanDisk
      Server will erode very soon and very quickly due to commoditization.
      Apr 22
  • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
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    T-Mobile was the first carrier in the world to launch 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM to customers in 2014. AT&T is so far behind...
    Apr 17 0
  • T-Mobile / Design 6lsh8af
    OP
    You don't have 4G at 5G speeds... You have 4G LTE Advanced at 4G LTE Advanced speeds. We started rolling out 256 QAM and 4x4 MIMO in 2014... We had 4G LTE Advanced with CA, 4x4 MIMO, and 256 QAM in 920+ markets back in the summer of 2017 - If you think 256 QAM, Carrier Aggregation, and 4x4 MIMO is 5G then AT&T has problems...

    T-Mobile, the first carrier with 5Ge in 2014!!!
    Apr 17 0