The agreement ends all ongoing litigation, such as with Apple’s contract manufacturers. Businesses have reached a supply arrangement and a patent license agreement. San Diego and Cupertino, California, Qualcomm, and Apple today announced an agreement to terminate all litigation between the 2 companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of Apr 1, 2019, including a 2-year option to expand, and also a chipset provide arrangement. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.
Today, Apple leads the world into creation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software programs, iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, provides smooth experiences across all Apple apparatus and empower people with breakthrough services such as the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100, 000 workers are devoted to producing the best products on the planet, and also to leave the planet better than we saw it. Qualcomm invents breakthrough technology that changes the way the world connects, computes and communicates. Whenever we connected the telephone on the Internet, the mobile revolution has been born.
Today, our creations are the basis for life-changing experiences, products, and industries. As we lead the planet at 5G, we envision this next huge shift in mobile technology spurring a brand new age of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected vehicles, remote delivery of healthcare services, and also the IoT, such as smart cities, smart homes, and wearables. Qualcomm Incorporated comprises our licensing business, QTL, and the majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, together with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, development and research functions, and all our services and products businesses, such as the QCT semiconductor business.