Qualcomm may face a $900 million fine if the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) of South Korea finds the company guilty of abusing its patents. According to allegations, Qualcomm has charged Korean manufacturers unreasonably steep fees for licensing its products, thus violating the principle of fair market competition. The first verdict of the FTC will be revealed on July 20, and should Qualcomm be found guilty of preliminary allegations, the company may face the largest fine ever issued by the FTC of South Korea.An FTC official, speaking to The Korea Times, had this to say on the matter:Qualcomm has been collecting royalties from manufacturers on a per-product basis, calculating the fees based on the value of the whole product, rather than only on the used Qualcomm-patented parts. The company has been collecting some $1.27 million annually from manufacturers such as LG and Samsung. Last year, Qualcomm faced a similar $1 billion fine after an anti-trust dispute in China.source: The Korea … [Read more...] about Qualcomm could be fined $900 million by South Korea over patent abuse
posted on 18 Jul 2016, 08:57 0 1. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016) Weird s**t;!!! posted on 18 Jul 2016, 09:51 2 2. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013) Make the liars pay! posted on 18 Jul 2016, 10:32 0 3. ebilcake (Posts: 1093; Member since: 16 Jul 2016) Oh dear, hopefully nothing will come of this. posted on 18 Jul 2016, 11:14 0 4. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015) Lol wana bet Samsung and LG started this? Cant beat them or make better stuff so you have to sue. Basically acting like apple on this one. posted on 18 Jul 2016, 12:38 1 5. ebilcake (Posts: 1093; Member since: 16 Jul 2016) But they are making better stuff, last time I checked Exynos 8890 provided better overall performance well being more efficient, as did Exynos 7420 in last gen devices. posted on 18 Jul 2016, 12:53 2 6. tedkord (Posts: 15821; Member since: 17 Jun 2009) What didn't they make better? The … [Read more...] about Comments for : Qualcomm could be fined $900 million by South Korea over patent abuse
The other day, we told you about some of the new displays that LG Display will be showing off at CES 2013. The three we mentioned to you included a 4.7 inch panel with a small 1mm bezel, the 5.5 inch phablet sized display with 1080p resolution and a 403ppi pixel density, and the tablet sized 7 inch screen with a 324ppi pixel density. LG Display will also reveal larger television-sized panels at the show.Because LG plays in the same backyard as fellow countryman Samsung, there is bound to be a natural competitive tension between the two manufacturers, especially since both produce many of the same products including smartphones and tablets. Both LG Display and Samsung Display have been battling each other in court over OLED displays, but there is now a new legal battle between the two which takes us to Seoul District Court. On Wednesday, LG Display filed with the court seeking an injunction against sales in South Korea of the Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet. The request was in response … [Read more...] about LG Display seeks injunction on Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 in South Korea
According to a report published today by Bloomberg, two-years ago an unnamed Apple executive spoke with his counterpart at Samsung in an attempt to get anti-trust regulators in South Korea to put more pressure on Qualcomm. Apple is seeking to lower the royalty payments it makes for the use of certain Qualcomm patents. The chipmaker also has failed to pay Apple nearly $1 billion in royalty rebates that it reportedly owes the company. Apple claims that this was done in retaliation for its involvement in Qualcomm's Korean anti-trust issues, and filed a lawsuit against the San Diego based firm. That kicked off a series of suits filed globally between Apple and Qualcomm. Also, contract manufacturers that assemble the iPhone and iPad like Compal Electronics Inc., Foxconn Technology Group, Pegatron Corp. and Wistron Corp. stopped making royalty payments to Qualcomm at Apple's request. That resulted in a lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against those companies.Qualcomm has been accused of not … [Read more...] about Apple executive pressured Samsung to turn up the legal heat against Qualcomm in South Korea?
It's nice to have fans in your own backyard as LG confirmed by announcing that it has sold 500,000 units of the LG Optimus Vu in its home town of South Korea. At the same time, the manufacturer said that the device is coming to the U.S. which should make LG fans, or those leaning toward the phablet category, quite happy. The word on the street is that Verizon will be getting a shot at the LG Optimus Vu with a launch sometime before the end of next month.That really isn't going out on a limb considering that we have shown you leaked photos of the model running Android 4.0 with the Verizon brand.One thing that sets the LG Optimus Vu apart from its fellow phablet, the Samsung GALAXY Note, is its 4:3 aspect ratio. Because of that, the LG Optimus Vu comes off looking more square and tablet like than the Samsung GALAXY Note which looks more like a giant phone. Not only does it affect the shape of the model, it also might affect video encoded in 16:9.The specs for a Verizon branded version of … [Read more...] about LG Optimus Vu is now officially U.S. bound, 5 inch screen and all; 500,000 units sold in South Korea