Qualcomm and Samsung Up Their Alliance with Seven-Year Extension of Patent Licensing Agreement

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Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the reaffirmation and expansion of the Qualcomm and Samsung partnership, including a seven-year patent licensing extension and Snapdragon platform collaboration in co-developing future Galaxy mobile devices, provides mobile ecosystem supply chain stability amidst recent turbulence due to global pandemic and geopolitical factors and provides a marked contrast to the Qualcomm Apple patent licensing relationship.

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6G Technology Will Have a Major Impact on Devices, Materials, and Communications — Here’s What’s Ahead

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6G technology will have a big impact on devices, the market, and on communications in remote areas and beyond and Futurum’s Shelly Kramer takes a quick look at the market and some of the players. While we’re a ways away from the realities of 6G, it’s exciting to think about what’s ahead. It’s also exciting to see many leaders in Big Tech already making progress and getting involved. Some early industry players in the 6G space include Nokia, who heads project Hexa-X, the European Commission’s flagship 6G research initiative, and Ericsson, who will manage the technical aspects of the program. Other partners (today anyway) include Siemens, Intel, Telefonica, TIM, and Orange. 5G’s all the buzz today, but 6G, that’s going to be a whole different ballgame.