Apple does not translate contract manufacturers of products intended for Qualcomm
Qualcomm this week announced that he was informed by Apple that the latter suspends the payment of contract manufacturers means that these manufacturers have to pay Qualcomm a license fee for the use of patented developments in the production sold during the first quarter of this year. According to Apple, it will do this until its dispute with Qualcomm will not be permitted.
Qualcomm to regard this behavior as interference in a long-term agreement with Qualcomm licensees, emphasizing that the agreements remain valid and to fulfil their conditions can resort to legal means.
In fact, Apple has demonstrated that it considers the terms of the agreements unfair. However, these agreements were effective between Qualcomm and the manufacturers of the devices iPad n iPhone for many years. In a statement, Qualcomm sought to protect their business model and the right to receive equitable remuneration for the technological contribution to the development of the industry.
In connection with the actions of Apple, the company Qualcomm has had to be adjusted forecast of financial results for the first quarter, given that Apple’s manufacturing partners will not pay royalties.