Qualcomm out of a solid socket

Screw up long enough and there are consequences

Qualcomm Snapdragon logoLooks like Qualcomm is out of a decent sized contract, two actually, this time for cause. While SemiAccurate is a little perplexed at the timing of this, the background made the end result inevitable but the unique circumstances surrounding it are still odd.

This story was simple and technical until we started digging into the details. Then we found the non-technical bits and, well, things got ugly. Or hilarious, depending on whether or not you work for Qualcomm. We don’t. While it doesn’t rival the Qualcomm/Apple spat in any dimension, it is still going to be a fun one to watch unfold.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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Charlie Demerjian is the founder of Stone Arch Networking Services and SemiAccurate.com. SemiAccurate.com is a technology news site; addressing hardware design, software selection, customization, securing and maintenance, with over one million views per month. He is a technologist and analyst specializing in semiconductors, system and network architecture. As head writer of SemiAccurate.com, he regularly advises writers, analysts, and industry executives on technical matters and long lead industry trends. Charlie is also available through Guidepoint and Mosaic. FullyAccurate