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Qualcomm Licenses Chips to Over 50 Mainland Handset Vendors

IT-Times, 7/11/11

In a recent interview, secretary-general Wang Yanhui of the China Mobile Phone Alliance said that Qualcomm had signed patent licensing agreements with more than 50 mainland handset companies at fees of approximately USD 5 mln per company, clearly indicating that these companies have decided to begin making smartphone handsets. Wang also revealed that Qualcomm has set up an R&D team of roughly 1,000 people in Shanghai.

According to Wang, a number of Chinese handset makers spent the first half of 2010 establishing smartphone R&D teams, on average numbering between 30 and 40 engineers per company.

Keywords: handset vendor China Mobile handset smartphone patent wireless Qualcomm R&D Wang Yanhui CHL 0941.HK license

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