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June 26, 2014
08:41 EDTQCOM, PRKRParkerVision appeals District Court decision in case against Qualcomm
ParkerVision (PRKR) has filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the case of ParkerVision v. Qualcomm (QCOMM). On June 20, the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida issued its final ruling in ParkerVision v. Qualcomm. The court denied Qualcomm's motion on invalidity, but granted Qualcomm's motion on non-infringement, overturning the jury's verdict of infringement. ParkerVision is appealing the district court's determination on infringement.
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October 12, 2015
11:29 EDTQCOMBattleground: Analysts diverge on Apple with new iPhone forecasts
Two research firms had very different views on the outlook for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone sales today. Citing "surprisingly robust" demand in the U.S. and China" and "record iPhone share gains," Morgan Stanley raised its fiscal 2016 iPhone unit growth estimate to up 7% from up 3%. Meanwhile, Pacific Crest estimates that 67M iPhones will be shipped in the fourth quarter, versus the consensus outlook of 76M. BULLISH TAKE: After conducting surveys about smartphones in the U.S. and China, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her fiscal 2016 iPhone unit growth estimate to 7% from 3%. Moreover, iPhone unit growth could realistically reach 12% in fiscal 2016 in a bullish scenario, the analyst stated. The percentage of U.S. consumers who expect to buy a smartphone over the next 12 months has risen compared with a year ago, Huberty reported. Meanwhile, China, where consumers replace their smartphones more often, is becoming a bigger part of the global smartphone market, she stated. Additionally, Apple's share of the high end smartphone market in China should increase 16 percentage points, while its share of the U.S. smartphone market should increase four percentage points, the analyst estimated. She raised her price target on Apple to $162 from $155 and kept an Overweight rating on the shares. BEARISH TAKE: After conducting checks with iPhone component makers, Pacific Crest analyst John Vinh reported that Apple, "in response to disappointing sales," had reduced its component orders for Q4 by about 15%. Based on his conversations with carriers, Vinh believes that initial sales of Apple's iPhone 6s have been below expectations. The analyst expects Q4 iPhone sales to come in at 67M versus the consensus estimate of 76M. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Vinh trimmed his estimates on iPhone component makers Analog Devices (ADI), ARM Holdings (ARMH), Avago (AVGO), InvenSense (INVN), Qorvo (QRVO), Skyworks (SWKS), and Synaptics (SYNA). However, the analyst is upbeat on the longer term outlook for ARM Holdings, Avago and Skyworks and recommends buying those names on "any meaningful pullbacks." In conjunction with her note, Huberty recommended that investors own the shares of iPhone component makers Qualcomm (QCOM), Sony (SNE) and ARM Holdings, as well as those of SanDisk (SNDK), which develops flash memory used in the iPhone. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Apple was flat near $112 per share.
08:41 EDTQCOMQualcomm agrees to sell Vuforia business to PTC
Qualcomm (QCOM), through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Vuforia business to PTC (PTC), a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the "things" in the Internet of Things. Under terms of the agreement, PTC will acquire the Vuforia business, including the developer ecosystem.
08:16 EDTQCOMPTC to acquire Vuforia business from Qualcomm for $65M
PTC (PTC) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Vuforia business from Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM), for $65M. Under terms of the agreement, PTC will acquire the Vuforia business, including the developer ecosystem. PTC is committed to continued investment in the Vuforia platform and to the ongoing support and growth of the Vuforia ecosystem. Vuforia annual revenue is currently not material to PTC financial results. As a result of cost synergies and investment plans, PTC does not expect Vuforia to impact its FY16 non-GAAP EPS. The transaction is expected to close by the end of calendar year 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
October 11, 2015
13:30 EDTQCOMCavium, Applied Micro, others may become takeover targets, Barron's says
Cavium (CAVM), Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), Qorvo (QRVO), and Mellanox (MLNX) could be in play amid the unprecedented consolidation in the chip industry, Barron's contends in its 'Technology Trader' column. Qualcomm (QCOM) doesn't appear to be in a takeover position but Avago (AVGO) could be a potential buyer, the publication argues. Additionally, analog chip makers like Texas Instruments (TXN) and Analog Devices (ADI) could look to buy a smaller analog player like Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR), Barron's says. Reference Link
October 9, 2015
17:18 EDTQCOMNVIDIA to ask for full commission review in Samsung patent case
NVIDIA said in a blog post: "We said we would keep you informed of new developments in our cases with Samsung. In the latest step of our efforts to protect NVIDIA's intellectual property, an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled today that Samsung (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM ) did not violate U.S. law with respect to importing certain Samsung products into the U.S. Judge Thomas Pender issued an initial determination that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't infringe two NVIDIA patents, and that both did infringe a third patent but that this patent wasn't valid. This initial determination is one more step in a long legal process. We now intend to ask the full commission to review this initial determination and to confirm the previous judgment of the U.S. Patent Office - that the third patent is valid. If they agree, the ITC would issue an order that would preclude Samsung from importing into the U.S. infringing Samsung mobile devices and smart TVs. We are continuing this case by proceeding to the next step in the process because we believe our patents are valid and have been infringed." Reference Link
13:43 EDTQCOMU.S. trade judge says Samsung products do not violate NVIDIA patent rights
Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender issued an initial determination on violation in a patent fight brought by NVIDIA (NVDA) against Samsung (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM). Pender's initial determination is that there is no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the importation into the U.S., the sale for importation, or the sale within the U.S. after importation of certain consumer electronics and display devices with graphics processing and graphics processing units that NVIDIA claims are infringing upon its patent rights. The judge stated that the accused products with Adreno, PowerVR, or Mali GPUs do not infringe claim 14 of U.S. Patent No. 7,209,140 and that claim 14 of the '174 patent is invalid as obvious. Some of the accused products infringe claim 23 of U.S. patent 6,690,372, but claims 23 and 24 of the '372 patent are invalid as anticipated, the judge said. The accused products with Adreno or Mali GPUs do not infringe claims 1 or 15 of U.S. Patent No. 7,038,685, the judge also determined. The judge's findings are subject to review by the commission, which can block imports of products that it finds infringe U.S. patents.
13:30 EDTQCOMNVIDIA loses 1st round of patent fight with Qualcomm, Samsung, Bloomberg says
October 8, 2015
15:36 EDTQCOMQualcomm, Mellanox collaborate to enable cost-effective data center platforms
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15:35 EDTQCOMQualcomm, Xilinx to collaborate on heterogeneous computing solutions
Qualcomm (QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, and Xilinx (XLNX) announced a strategic technical collaboration to deliver heterogeneous computing solutions with new levels of efficiency and performance through FPGA-enabled dynamic workload acceleration on Qualcomm Technologies' server platforms. The strategic collaboration is designed to span multiple product generations, ranging from card level to highly-integrated solutions. Target applications include compute acceleration, big data analytics, machine learning, storage and CloudRAN, the companies said.
13:39 EDTQCOMAmazon Web Services announces AWS IoT
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October 7, 2015
06:28 EDTQCOMIC designers: Tablet demand remains weak, DigiTimes reports
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October 6, 2015
07:17 EDTQCOMStrategic News Service to hold a conference
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October 5, 2015
08:07 EDTQCOM, PRKRParkerVision petition for panel rehearing denied
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October 2, 2015
09:34 EDTQCOM, PRKRParkerVision denied bid for rehearing in patent loss to Qualcomm, Bloomberg says
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October 1, 2015
12:44 EDTQCOMApple chip suppliers fall after report iPhone maker may lower chip orders
Shares of chip makers for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone are sliding after a DigiTimes article said the iPhone maker may curtail its chip orders for the fourth quarter. WHAT'S NEW: According to the DigiTimes report, Apple may be adjusting its chip orders lower for Q4. Sources said that a substantial integrated circuit supplier is saying that Apple has "slightly lowered lowered its demand for supplies for the new iPhones for December," the report said. The sources said that overall shipments of the iPhone 6s series are expected to reach 75M-80M units in the third quarter and 65M-70M units in Q4. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On September 28, Apple announced it has sold more than 13M new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models just three days after launch, a new record for the company. According to an iFixit report from September 25, a teardown of the new iPhone 6S Plus revealed components supplied by Qualcomm (QCOM), Skyworks (SWKS), Qorvo (QRVO), Avago (AVGO), NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), Cirrus Logic (CRUS) and Texas Instruments (TXN), among others. Other chip makers that have been mentioned as possible Apple suppliers in the past include Analog Devices (ADI), Maxim Integrated Products. (MXIM) and ON Semiconductor (ON). PRICE ACTION: In midday trading shares of the aforementioned chip makers are all lower with Qorvo, Avago, NXP and Analog Devices down approximately 4% to 5%. Apple is down about 1.4%.

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