Qualcomm, Samsung ink mobile chip deal

Nobel, Carmen
December 2005
eWeek;12/5/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 48, p34
The article reports on an announcement of a contract of cell phone technology company Qualcomm with chip maker Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The contract will provide both technology and manufacturing services to Qualcomm. The agreement of Qualcomm with Samsung will provide an additional source of supply to Qualcomm and assist it in its strategy aimed to ensure capacity to support existing and anticipated business growth in both Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and CDMA markets. While Qualcomm holds the majority of patents for CDMA technology, the company outsources its chip production.


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