Wednesday, January 09, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 4 2008] Qualcomm Injunction May Hit Korean Handset Makers

The Financial Times reported Thursday that Qualcomm, the world's leading chipset supplier for mobile phones, has warned its customers against possible damages after losing a patent dispute with Broadcom.


Samsung and LG Electronics said they have purchased a two to three months supply of the chipsets and they do not expect a significant impact from the ruling because they can continue selling handsets made with the chipsets in the U.S.

Last year Samsung sold some 30 million handsets in the U.S., 10 percent of which were 3G WCDMA phones of the sort affected by Monday's ruling.

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