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May 2, 2000 | Associated Press
Qualcomm Inc. called off a proposed $8.9-million settlement of a lawsuit filed by former employees whose division was sold before they could exercise their stock options. The settlement was scuttled Friday because too few employees opted to take Qualcomm's offer. The offer was open to more than 1,000 employees of an infrastructure division that was sold to Swedish firm Ericsson last year as part of an agreement to end a patent dispute between the two telecommunication companies.
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December 13, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
There appears to be no better way to get your current company to show just how much it loves you than by becoming the source of rumors that you're in the running to be the next CEO of Microsoft.  On Thursday came word via Bloomberg that Qualcomm Chief Operating Officer  Steve Mollenkopf  was a candidate to succeed Steve Ballmer, who is slated to step down some time next year.  PHOTOS: Top 10 most-talked-about people, topics...
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February 18, 2012 | By Andrea Chang and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
In a boost to the state's technology industry, a Chinese electronics maker said it was ordering $6 billion worth of microchips and other components from three California tech firms, including Broadcom Corp. in Irvine. Huawei Technologies Co., one of the world's largest providers of telecom and Internet technology, said the investment — spread over three years — was a "significant increase" over the current contracts it has with Broadcom, San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. and Avago Technologies in San Jose.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Qualcomm Inc., a San Diego maker of chips for mobile phones, promoted Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive after he was reported to be a candidate for the top job at Microsoft Corp. Mollenkopf, 44, will become CEO on March 4, Qualcomm said Friday. He will join the board and continue to serve as Qualcomm's president. Paul Jacobs, 51, the current CEO, will become executive chairman. The move marks the first time that the nearly 3-decade-old chip maker has picked a leader from outside the founding Jacobs family.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer internship season. A software engineering intern at the search engine giant can expect an average monthly pay of $6,463, according to career website Glassdoor. Google interns, who voted the company as the most satisfying place to work, also reported additional perks such as face time with managers and opportunities to sit in on meetings.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1989
Derek R. May has joined QUALCOMM as vice president of operations. Anna K. Scipione has been promoted to senior engineer manager.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A delegation of Chinese business leaders committed to buying $4.3 billion in U.S. technology, hoping to soften a political backlash to the massive trade imbalance dividing two of the world's economic powers. The agreements were trumpeted at a ceremony staged two weeks before the scheduled start of government talks in Washington, where leaders will try to tackle the United States' $232-billion trade deficit with China and other prickly issues. Gov.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Nokia's new Lumia 900 costs $109 more to make than its $99 price tag and demonstrates a tight association between Nokia and Microsoft, IHS iSuppli said. With both companies looking for a big comeback with Lumia 900, the partners kept cost of parts to $209 by using less expensive components that achieve comparable function, according to IHS' teardown cost assessment. Manufacturing costs totaled $8.  A comparable Android phone, the Samsung S II Skyrocket, has a $236 cost of materials, with an unsubsidized price of $550.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia haven't said when the Lumia 900 will hit stores or how much it will cost, but if the flagship Windows Phone is a device you just have to have, you can now pre-order it. Microsoft's retail stores are currently taking a $25 deposit for those looking to reserve themselves a Lumia 900 on launch day, whenever that is. The deposit offer was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to The Times on Friday through Microsoft...
BUSINESS
November 8, 2002
of San Diego had fourth-quarter profit of $190.3 million as demand rose for chips used in handsets with color screens and fast Web access. Net income was 23 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $75.1 million, or 10 cents, in the year-earlier period, the company said. Sales jumped 34% to $873.9 million.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch will make its debut the Monday after Thanksgiving, the company announced. Toq, made by the San Diego chips company, will go on sale for $349.99 on Dec. 2, so-called Cyber Monday, which is when many websites hold sales for the holiday shopping season. The limited-edition device is one of two new smartwatches being introduced this year. The other is the $299 Samsung Galaxy Gear, which came out earlier this year. Need a laugh? Let this website come up with your next Facebook status But unlike the Galaxy Gear, which only works with a few Samsung devices, the Qualcomm Toq will be able to pair up with devices that use the Android mobile operating system.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez and Chris O'Brien
The smartwatch race is off and running. Whether consumers care remains to be seen. Samsung kicked off the competition Wednesday by unveiling the Galaxy Gear at an event in Berlin. The South Korean tech giant said its $299 smartwatch connects with the Galaxy Note III and 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, both of which will debut in the next few weeks. Just a few hours later, Qualcomm jumped into the game by announcing the Qualcomm Toq. The Toq (pronounced "talk")
BUSINESS
September 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung and Qualcomm both announced smartwatches, intensifying the war over wearable gadgets. Although Samsung and Qualcomm are now the two biggest players to enter the fray, a handful of small companies have already been battling it out in the emerging smartwatch market. And in the next few months, it promises to get even more crowded and intense, as the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google look to chime in with their own wrist gear. For now, here are some of the smartwatches already on the market or coming soon.
SPORTS
October 16, 2012 | Bill Dwyre
SAN DIEGO - That huge gush heard just shortly before 9 Monday night was the massive deflation of the San Diego Chargers' NFL season. Air left the Chargers' balloon like a jet stream. Whoosh. Bye-bye, Chargers. The team owned and operated by the family Spanos goofed. Put a fork in them. This one will be forever remembered as the Collapse at Qualcomm. Losing is one thing. The Chargers did that, 35-24, to the Denver Broncos before the ever-eager, ever-hopeful packed house of 68,604.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Google Inc., with its free meals, high monthly pay and relaxed work environment, was rated by interns as the best place to work in a report released just ahead of the peak summer internship season. A software engineering intern at the search engine giant can expect an average monthly pay of $6,463, according to career website Glassdoor. Google interns, who voted the company as the most satisfying place to work, also reported additional perks such as face time with managers and opportunities to sit in on meetings.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Nokia's new Lumia 900 costs $109 more to make than its $99 price tag and demonstrates a tight association between Nokia and Microsoft, IHS iSuppli said. With both companies looking for a big comeback with Lumia 900, the partners kept cost of parts to $209 by using less expensive components that achieve comparable function, according to IHS' teardown cost assessment. Manufacturing costs totaled $8.  A comparable Android phone, the Samsung S II Skyrocket, has a $236 cost of materials, with an unsubsidized price of $550.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said late Sunday that it would pay Broadcom Corp. $891 million over four years to settle a long-standing dispute over patents and royalties. The San Diego company said it would pay the first $200 million to the rival Irvine chip maker by the end of June. The agreement dismisses with prejudice all litigation between the companies, including overseas, with Broadcom agreeing to withdraw its complaints to the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2000 | Reuters
Qualcomm Inc. said it has licensed Taiwan's largest cordless-telephone maker, Cherish Telecom, to use Qualcomm's code division multiple access, or CDMA, technology, in a multimillion-dollar deal. San Diego-based Qualcomm also said it entered into a licensing agreement with First International Computer, also of Taiwan. Qualcomm shares closed down $1.88 to $53 on Nasdaq.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2012 | By Andrea Chang and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
In a boost to the state's technology industry, a Chinese electronics maker said it was ordering $6 billion worth of microchips and other components from three California tech firms, including Broadcom Corp. in Irvine. Huawei Technologies Co., one of the world's largest providers of telecom and Internet technology, said the investment — spread over three years — was a "significant increase" over the current contracts it has with Broadcom, San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. and Avago Technologies in San Jose.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia haven't said when the Lumia 900 will hit stores or how much it will cost, but if the flagship Windows Phone is a device you just have to have, you can now pre-order it. Microsoft's retail stores are currently taking a $25 deposit for those looking to reserve themselves a Lumia 900 on launch day, whenever that is. The deposit offer was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to The Times on Friday through Microsoft...
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