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Qualcomm scores $31m win in patent battle conflict with Apple – NEWPAPER24

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Qualcomm scores $31m win in patent battle conflict with Apple

2019-03-17 04:32:55


SAN FRANCISCO – US smartphone chip titan Qualcomm mentioned it received a $31-million verdict in its multifront conflict with Apple over patented know-how utilized in iPhones.

A jury in a federal court docket in Southern California ordered that Apple pay Qualcomm for patent infringement for chips used on iPhone 7, eight and X fashions.

The damages had been tabulated from July 6, 2017 via the top of the trial, in keeping with a Qualcomm assertion.

READ: Apple in showdown with clients

“In the present day’s unanimous jury verdict is the newest victory in our worldwide patent litigation directed at holding Apple accountable for utilizing our beneficial applied sciences with out paying for them,” Qualcomm normal counsel Don Rosenberg mentioned in a launch asserting the decision.

Qualcomm shares closed the formal buying and selling day up 2.2 % to $56.60.

Patents at subject within the case concerned “flashless booting” that permits gadgets to attach shortly to the web after being turned on and know-how that lets smartphone apps transfer on-line information effectively.

A 3rd patent associated to selling wealthy graphics in video games whereas defending battery life, in keeping with Qualcomm.

On one other entrance within the advanced authorized battle between two US corporations a federal choose in Southern California on Thursday issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple almost a billion {dollars} in patent royalty rebate funds the chip maker is withholding, in keeping with US media reviews.

READ: Apple delivers robust iPhone gross sales amid declining world demand

Apple sued Qualcomm two years in the past over the funds, which had been a part of a contracted association. The choose’s resolution will likely be on pause till after a trial within the case.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Qualcomm late final yr escalated a authorized conflict with Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of stealing secrets and techniques and sharing them with cell chip rival Intel, in keeping with court docket paperwork.

Apple’s objective was to purchase cell chips from Intel as an alternative of relying on Qualcomm, the dominant maker of cell phone processors and has argued that Qualcomm abuse of its dominant place was dangerous to the entire trade.

Apple’s ongoing authorized battle with Qualcomm consists of accusations that the chipmaker has been charging for invalid patents and claiming the chipmaker was in search of a disproportionate quantity for a single element.

The 2 California tech giants have been locked in a long-running battle over patents and royalties that has performed out in courts and administrative our bodies worldwide.

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Girls’s World Cup: Cameroon set for aggressive assessments – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-21 15:05:24

Cameroon clinched third place on the 2018 Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations to earn a spot on the World Cup

Cameroon will play its first worldwide video games because the 2018 Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations at a match in China subsequent month.

The four-nation occasion will see the Indomitable Lionesses step up their preparations for the June’s World Cup in France.

They’ll Croatia on Four April earlier than taking up the winners of the China and Russia recreation within the last three days later.

“After a number of months of coaching it’s going to be nice to gauge our stage and see how aggressive our staff might be” Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa informed Newpaper24 Sport.

The squad are presently at a coaching camp on the Caf Centre of Excellence in Yaounde.

“In our second camp, we had 30 gamers and now we have now 26,” the 46-year-old coach defined.

“We determined to depart out eight gamers and we have introduced in 4 new ones. Such a match shall be an avenue to see how the gamers react psychologically in a troublesome recreation and beneath strain.

“The groups we’ll be taking part in are aggressive and I am glad we will lastly put to apply what we have been devising for months.”

Regardless of the common coaching camps because the Lionesses clinched third place on the Nations Cup and a spot on the World Cup their recreation time has been restricted to taking part in newbie sides and males’s youth groups.

The Cameroon Soccer Federation (Fecafoot) are decided to supply the Lionesses improved preparations forward of the World Cup in France.

“Other than the China match, there shall be a coaching camp in Spain in Could,” Fecafoot’s communications director Parfait Siki informed Newpaper24 Sport

“We have held fruitful talks with the Spanish federation and a recreation between each groups is on the playing cards.

“We’re speaking to different prime groups and if issues go on effectively, coach Djeumfa’s staff will have the ability to play many extra video games earlier than they journey to France for the match”

Cameroon would be the second African staff to compete in China this 12 months after the reigning African champions Nigeria performed in an analogous occasion January.

The Tremendous Falcons misplaced 0-Three to China earlier than beating Romania 4-1 to complete third within the occasion.

At their second World Cup the Cameroonians will face Canada, New Zealand and Netherlands in Group E.

Throughout their maiden look on the World Cup in 2015 in Canada, the Cameroonians exited the competitors within the spherical of 16 as they misplaced 1-Zero to China.

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Volvo so as to add in-car sensors to stop drunk driving – NEWPAPER24

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Volvo so as to add in-car sensors to stop drunk driving

2019-03-20 14:36:20


GOTHENBURG – Swedish automaker Volvo hopes to strengthen its status for safety-first driving by putting in cameras and sensors in its vehicles from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for indicators of being drunk or distracted and intervening to stop accidents.

READ: Volvo unveils driverless electrical bus in Singapore 

The protection options, detailed at a briefing in Gothenburg on Wednesday which fleshed out plans outlined earlier this month, mark one other step by Volvo in direction of its pledge to get rid of passenger fatalities by 2020.

Volvo, which within the 1950s was the primary carmaker to introduce the three-point seatbelt, had mentioned on March four it could introduce a 180 km per hour velocity restrict on all new autos.

Volvo mentioned the cameras and sensors might be put in on all fashions constructed on its SPA2 platform for bigger vehicles such because the XC90 SUV, on which its driverless vehicles may also be constructed, beginning within the early a part of the following decade.

Intervention if the motive force is discovered to be drunk, drained or distracted by checking a cell phone – among the many greatest elements in accidents – may contain limiting the automotive’s velocity, alerting the Volvo on Name help service, or slowing down and parking the automotive, it mentioned.

READ: Tesla will get $520m funding for first Chinese language plant 

Improvement of know-how that will assist such manoeuvres has accelerated prior to now yr because the trade more and more focuses on electrical and autonomous vehicles.

Volvo Chief Government Hakan Samuelsson advised journalists the know-how developments meant carmakers had the accountability to tackle the position of Large Brother to make sure security on roads.

Whereas the technique meant Volvo, owned by China’s Geely, would possibly lose some clients eager on excessive speeds, it additionally opened alternatives to win dad and mom who needed to purchase the most secure automotive to hold their kids, he mentioned.

Volvo additionally mentioned it could introduce Care Key, permitting a Volvo purchaser to set a velocity restrict for themselves or earlier than lending the automotive to youthful or inexperienced drivers, as normal on all its vehicles from 2021.

READ: Toyota remembers greater than 700,000 autos in SA

Samuelsson mentioned Volvo was speaking to insurers to supply beneficial phrases to what it termed as “membership max 180” clients who had been utilizing the security options.

“If we are able to encourage and assist higher behaviour with know-how that helps drivers to remain out of bother, that ought to logically even have a optimistic influence on insurance coverage premiums,” Samuelsson mentioned.

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Tariffs on Chinese language items could keep for ‘substantial interval’: Trump – NEWPAPER24

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Tariffs on Chinese language items could keep for ‘substantial interval’: Trump

2019-03-21 13:18:33


WASHINGTON- US President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the USA could depart tariffs on Chinese language items for a “substantial interval” to make sure that Beijing complies with any commerce settlement.

The stance might complicate US-China commerce talks set to renew subsequent week, as Chinese language officers have been urgent for a full lifting of US tariffs as a part of any deal, folks conversant in the talks have mentioned.

Trump mentioned his high negotiators, US Commerce Consultant Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, would depart for Beijing this weekend, confirming plans for talks subsequent week disclosed on Tuesday by an administration official.

The face-to-face talks would be the first since Trump delayed a March 1 deadline to avert an increase in tariffs on $200 billion value of Chinese language imports to 25 % from the present 10 %.

“The deal is coming alongside properly,” Trump mentioned to reporters on the White Home, including that the China journey was supposed “to additional the deal.”

READ: Trump prepares to implement China tariffs

However when requested about lifting US tariffs on Chinese language items, Trump mentioned: “We’re not speaking about eradicating them. We’re speaking about leaving them for a considerable time frame as a result of we now have to be sure that if we do the deal, China lives by it.”

Trump didn’t elaborate on his plans for the tariffs. His negotiators have demanded that China comply with an enforcement mechanism to make sure that Beijing follows by means of on any reform pledges in any deal.

Washington is demanding that China finish practices it says drive the switch of American expertise to Chinese language corporations, enhance entry for American corporations to China’s markets and curb industrial subsidies.

Since July 2018, the USA has imposed duties on $250 billion value of Chinese language imports, together with $50 billion in expertise and industrial items at 25 % and $200 billion in different merchandise together with furnishings and building supplies, at 10 %. China has hit again with tariffs on about $110 billion value of US items, together with soybeans and different commodities.

The eight-month commerce conflict between the world’s two largest economies has raised prices, roiled monetary markets, shrunk US farm exports and disrupted manufacturing provide chains.

In a while Wednesday, throughout a speech in Lima, Ohio, Trump emphasised once more that he needed the USA to succeed in a “nice” commerce cope with China.

“We’re up to now down, it is obtained to be a terrific deal. If it isn’t a terrific deal, you by no means catch up,” Trump mentioned in remarks at a army tank manufacturing plant.

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