Regulator acts on claims Qualcomm overcharged Chinese customers

Qualcomm at last year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The firm is under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly body. Photo: Bloomberg

China's anti-monopoly regulator said yesterday it had launched a probe into US chipmaker Qualcomm which is suspected of overcharging customers in the latest antitrust efforts to lower costs in the telecommunications industry.

Thursday, 20 February, 2014, 4:52am

Former Qualcomm executive charged

Wang Jing

A former senior executive at Qualcomm made nearly US$250,000 in illegal profits from using inside information to buy stock in the wireless technology company and an acquisition target before major public announcements, according to an indictment unsealed on Monday.

25 Sep 2013 - 4:04am

Qualcomm charges China Mobile TD

This may look like something only a techie can appreciate, but the recent start of production by leading global chipmaker Qualcomm for cellphone chips using a homegrown Chinese technology looks set to provide a major boost to dominant Chinese telco China Mobile

19 Dec 2012 - 11:00am

Baidu, Qualcomm enable new online service for Android device users

Baidu, the country's biggest internet search services provider, and Qualcomm are offering a free online storage service on the mainland for devices powered by the semiconductor company's latest Snapdragon processors.

The service covers mainland-sold smartphones and media tablets that run Google's Android operating system and are built with either the 8x25 or 8x25Q Snapdragon chip.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:51am

Intel, Qualcomm may invest US$378m in Sharp:sources

Sharp Corp, Japan’s top maker of liquid crystal displays, may be about to receive a lifeline from Intel and Qualcomm. Photo: AFP

US-based Intel and Qualcomm are in talks to jointly i nvest about 30 billion yen (US$378 million) in debt-stricken Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp Corp, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:09pm

Qualcomm to lift shipment of chips to mainland firms

Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of mobile chips, is poised to ramp up product shipments to China, where more manufacturers are developing a wide range of affordable smartphones.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Ronel Snyman

Foreign lawyer

Clyde & Co Singapore

Ms Snyman, appointed to Clyde & Co Singapore's Southeast Asian marine group, qualified as a lawyer in 2001 and has more than four years of experience as legal manager for a major shipping group in Europe dealing with all legal aspects arising from ship ownership, management and operations.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Qualcomm chips to push 3.5G handset output

Qualcomm, the United States-based developer of code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile technology, will launch a range of low-cost chipsets to boost production of cheap 3.5G handsets on the mainland and other markets, according to a senior company official.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

People on the Move


International law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has appointed two intellectual property lawyers to its Shanghai operation.

Joseph Zhou Ziye has more than 10 years' experience in patent prosecution, patent litigation and technology licensing.

28 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Successful Qualcomm born with uncertain goals

THE ONLY REGRET Irwin Mark Jacobs has is the sale of his consultancy firm Linkabit while the company was still relatively small. Following the sale, it grew into a 1,400-employee strong success.

But it paved the way for Qualcomm, which focuses on the development of wireless technology.

Qualcomm was founded in 1985 without any products in mind.

10 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Mainland IT contracts with service providers drift in limbo due to cooling of diplomatic relations

Political tensions between the United States and China have information technology leaders on edge, with billions of dollars in investments at stake.

Concerns of US high-technology firms surfaced during discussions on the mainland's IT infrastructure requirements at the Fortune Global Forum last week.

15 May 2001 - 12:00am

Making connections priority for CDMA delegates

The great and the good of the code division multiple access (CDMA) mobile phone world have been in Singapore this week strutting their stuff on the stage known as the World CDMA Congress.

Delegates, and particularly equipment vendors, hope customers will migrate to their favoured system rather than the dominant, established GSM ones.

26 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

US firm nets Great Wall deal

United States telecommunication equipment manufacturer Qualcomm has signed a four-year deal worth more than US$300 million with an affiliate of China Telecom, Great Wall.

The mainland's emerging third mobile operator, Great Wall, is joint venture between the People's Liberation Army and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

1 May 1997 - 12:00am

Pioneer to push telecoms system on the mainland

The chairman of Qualcomm, the pioneer of commercial CDMA (code division multiple access) cellular phone services, will address a conference in Beijing later this month as part of the company's promotion of a cellular standard now used by almost two million subscribers worldwide.

22 Apr 1997 - 12:00am