Since the beginning of the year, Qualcomm and the tech giant Apple are collecting accusations against each other. As, recently, the well-known giant mobile chip manufacturer, Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against the Cupertino giant Apple for sharing the proprietary software code with the US-based giant chip manufacturer Intel.
Qualcomm Sues Apple For Sharing Proprietary Code With Intel
Since the beginning of the year, the giant chip maker well-known as Qualcomm and the tech giant Apple are collecting accusations against each other. This time we have another lawsuit in the United States, and now it involves the giant chip maker Intel as well.
According to a well-known media web portal, Bloomberg, the tech giant Apple received “unprecedented access” to the giant chip maker Qualcomm’s source code, on condition that it isolates its engineers from teams working with the giant chip maker Intel – it provides modems for some iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models.
The lawsuit says that this separation did not occur: for example, at an Apple request to obtain proprietary information from the giant chip maker Qualcomm, an Intel engineer was on the list.
In addition, the tech giant Apple’s engineer who was working with the giant chip maker Intel asked for confidential information about the giant mobile chip maker Qualcomm’s technology for downloading data.
The suit alleges the tech giant Apple’s breach of contract for failing to comply with the terms of the software license and sharing proprietary information with a competitor. The giant mobile chip maker Qualcomm also claims that the tech giant Apple refuses an audit to analyze the handling of its proprietary software.
According to the well-known media web portal, Wall Street Journal, the tech giant Apple would be designing iPhones and iPads without Qualcomm modems, replacing them with Intel and MediaTek components. The Bloomberg estimates that if this happens, the revenue of Qualcomm could fall by 7.5%.
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