$1B Fine and Qualcomm’s China Problem Still Isn’t Over?

What would it take to make Qualcomm Inc.’s China problem go away, permanently? In February, the semiconductor supplier coughed up $975 million to settle charges of anti-monopoly practices in China and agreed to other painful steps that will make local rivals more competitive. Yet these actions haven’t relieved Qualcomm of its China headache. Sales in…

Qualcomm & China NDRC Reach Resolution

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has reached a resolution with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the NDRC’s investigation of Qualcomm under China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). The NDRC has issued an Administrative Sanction Decision finding that Qualcomm has violated the AML. Qualcomm will not pursue further legal proceedings contesting the…

Top 20 Electronics Supply Chain Myths

Electronics manufacturers are used to harsh cyclical downturns often caused by their reliance on unverified assumptions about industry fundamentals. Even the biggest chipmakers, OEMs and other leading supply chain players have fallen victims to these myths, many of which sound quite believable and continue to be propagated by some top industry executives. Bursting any of…

Qualcomm Releases Q1 Results

Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 28, 2014. Revenues $7.1 billion GAAP EPS $1.17, Non-GAAP EPS $1.34 “We delivered a strong quarter, achieving record quarterly revenues and Non-GAAP operating income, and we also…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers to Record Double-Digit Growth

Nine of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are expected to record double-digit growth in 2014, according to a preview of the IC Insights 2014 McClean Report. The Top 25 semiconductor supplier report reveals that sales at TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix are each expected to increase by more than 20 percent in 2014. The Semiconductor Industry…

M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…

Micrium Expands IoT Offering

Weston, Fla.–Micrium, the premier RTOS provider for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of the first Micrium TCP-IP driver for the QCA4002, a low power Wi-Fi chip and product of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The new module offers customers an advanced, low-cost Wi-Fi platform that is ready-to-use in…