Apple resumes selling certain iPhones in Germany after ban - CNET

Google is expanding its efforts to design its own smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka, according to a report from Reuters. The new team, which Reuters says includes at least 16 engineers and four recruiters and will likely continue to increase in headcount, is the latest sign that the tech industry’s biggest players are trying to rid themselves of reliance on the traditional chip business. Among the new hires are engineers from Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm, Reuters reports. For close to a decade, Apple and Google have been steadily bringing more chip design in-house, starting... Continue reading…

Apple resumes selling certain iPhones in Germany after ban - CNET

This follows Qualcomm's win against Apple in a Munich court in December.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

iPhones in Germany are using Qualcomm chips to avoid further litigation

As part of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, German stores will now be selling iPhones without any Intel components. Apple claims that it now has "no choice" but to use Qualcomm's ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Techspot

Apple concedes to Qualcomm to escape German iPhone ban

It sounds like Apple is done trying to fight an injunction in Germany brought about by its legal battle against Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the tech giant will resume selling the ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Engadget

Apple to ship iPhones with only Qualcomm chips to German stores

Apple Inc said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany after they were banned last year, but only with chips from Qualcomm Inc, which is in a global ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Google Is Bolstering In-House Chip Design By Poaching Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA Engineers

One way to cut costs and increase margins is to design as much technology as possible in-house for the products you sell. This fact is not lost on Google. Over the past several months, Google ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from HotHardware

Google is poaching Qualcomm and Intel engineers for its new chip design team

Google is expanding its efforts to design its own smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from The Verge

Google extends chip-making efforts to design hub Bengaluru

Alphabet Inc's Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India, in recent months and plans to rapidly add more, according to LinkedIn profiles, job postings and two ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Reuters Technology

Apple’s internal hardware team is working on modems now, likely to replace Intel

Move would end dependence on Intel after the Qualcomm fallout.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Apple Shifts In-House Modem Dev Team To Big Leagues As It Preps 5G Push For iPhones

Apple is a company that likes to keep as much of its hardware development in-house as it possibly can. This allows the company to extract the most performance possible from its hardware designs ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from HotHardware

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