Last year the tech sector was shaken by a huge innovation, even if only for the size of the companies involved: Apple has made peace with Qualcomm on the issue of modems for mobile devices (leaving Intel at the stake). The story had been going on for a few years now, but apparently it served to relax the climate between the two powers. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the CEO of Qualcomm Steve Mollenkopf declares that the two companies have finally become "good partners", we no longer spend time arguing and we focus on products.
The dialogue is about the products and how to launch them as quickly as possible. It is much more natural now.
Mollenkopf also spoke about the market trend, which collapsed in the first months of the year in China (and beyond) due to the COVID-19 emergency; there is no denying that there has been a drop, but the most interesting fact to keep in mind is that in the Asian country the recovery was very sudden.
The interview also briefly talked about another critical point of Qualcomm's business model, namely that of licenses: as we know, the chipmaker holds many patents on fundamental technologies for the functioning of a cellular device, so much so that, confirms Mollenkopf, practically all smartphones on the market use Qualcomm technology. The full interview lasts about thirty minutes, and touches on many other topics, including Huawei, the collaboration between the USA and China despite the climate of political tension, post-crisis growth opportunities and much more. Find the full video below by following the link SOURCE.