The summary of Apple's legitimate match with Qualcomm continues today. When talking to CNBC's Jim Cramer, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said his company was "on the doorstep" of a decision with Apple, despite the fact that someone has reported.
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Explained to Cramer, Mollenkopf explained that Apple and Qualcomm still "talk as companies", despite the ever-increasing legal battle. Furthermore, Qualcomm's CEO says he still believes Qualcomm and Apple are close to a settlement – probably sometime this year or early next year:
"We've always talked about – I've been very consistent – it's … the other half this year and next year is when we are really dying to make a decision and we look nothing different from that, "says CEO.
A report earlier this month suggested that Apple has" no plans "to get a settlement with Qualcomm and instead of a lengthy trial period. It's very possible that Mollenkopf tries to spin some good PR for Qualcomm through this interview, but only time will tell.
Elsewhere in the CNBC interview, Mollenkopf said that when it comes to 5G technology, Qualcomm would love to work with Apple. "However, contrary to his wishes, reports have suggested that Apple is working on Intel on 5G modems instead.
" I think there's always an opportunity and a risk when you have these big G transitions or the generations of wireless changes, Did he say to Cramer. "It's the opportunity to be left behind, or to make sure you're part of the new generation. Of course, we're working with everyone. We'd love to work with Apple."
As a quick update, the legal battle began between Qualcomm and Apple only when Apple accused the chipmaker to illegally take a cut on every iPhone that was sold. Meanwhile, Qualcomm returned with his lawsuit and claimed that Apple stole its business secrets and gave them to Intel. Finally, what is still in dispute remains to be seen, but it is clear that Mollenkopf – legal or for public relations purposes – remains optimistic.
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