Business / Tech Mar 16, 2019

Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds

Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging it ...

U.S. sees national security risk from Broadcom's Qualcomm deal

Business Mar 7, 2018

U.S. sees national security risk from Broadcom's Qualcomm deal

A U.S. government national security panel said it identified potential risks that warrant a full investigation of Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd.'s $117 billion bid for chipmaker Qualcomm Inc., a senior U.S. Treasury official said in a letter to the companies on Monday. Shares of Qualcomm dipped ...

Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank fund to support tech

Business Jan 5, 2017

Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank fund to support tech

Apple Inc. is planning to invest $1 billion (about ¥117 billion) in SoftBank Group Corp.'s giant new technology fund, adding its name to a growing list of interested parties and giving the iPhone maker a new avenue to tap up-and-coming technologies. Qualcomm Inc. also said ...

Business / Corporate Jun 25, 2013

Qualcomm completes ¥10.89 billion investment in Sharp

Sharp Corp. on Monday received the second half of Qualcomm Inc.'s ¥10.89 billion investment and completed procedures for forming a capital alliance on developing new display panels, the struggling electronics maker said. The investment turned the U.S. telecommunications technology company into Sharp's third-biggest shareholder, with ...

Editorials Sep 27, 2011

Health side of tobacco tax

Health and welfare minister Yoko Komiyama on Sept. 9 said that the price of a pack of cigarettes should be raised ¥100 each year to around ¥700 at least and the jurisdiction of tobacco-related administration should be transferred from the Finance Ministry to her ...