As a part of the Qualcomm and Federal Trade Commission trial this week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf continued to defend his firm’s enterprise practices. As reported by CNET, Mollenkopf mentioned the methods are what’s most excellent for the entire trade, whereas Apple continues to say the ways are monopolistic. The FTC’s case towards Qualcomm facilities on the chipmaker’s “no license, no chips” coverage. The trial is ongoing in the entrance of Judge Lucy Koh in a US District Court in San Jose, with Mollenkopf testifying on Friday.
The “no license, no chips” coverage refers to Qualcomm’s observe that requires corporations like Apple to license Qualcomm’s patents earlier than it would promote them modems. Apple, in its separate personal case towards Qualcomm, has likened this observe to double-dipping. On Friday, Qualcomm’s Steve Mollenkopf stated this following the easiest way for the entire trade to advance as the corporate generates a “super quantity of IP that makes the system work.” Primarily, he argues that not all of the l property is within the chip itself.
In the meantime, Apple’s Tony Blevins, VP of procurement, testified on Friday as a witness for the FTC. Blevins cited a new assembly with Qualcomm when Apple was searching for modem suppliers for the iPad mini 2, CNET explains. Blevins hoped that the iPad mini 2 might assist start an extended-time period relationship with the chipmaker, and had a gathering with Qualcomm president Christiano Amon in 2013. Amon, nonetheless, merely informed Blevins that, “I’m your sole selection, and I do know Apple can afford to pay it.” That is what kickstarted “Project Antique.”