The US International Trade Commission has rejected claims by GPS chipmaker SiRF Technology Holdings that a Broadcom unit infringed two of its GPS patents. SiRF’s allegations were directed at Global Locate, a company Broadcom acquired in July 2007.
A US federal appeals court ruled late last week that Qualcomm did not infringe a patent held by rival Broadcom involving technology that allows mobiles to save power, reports Dow Jones Newswires.
Cellular News reports that Broadcom has fired yet another salvo in its ongoing patent battle with Qualcomm.
Chip-maker Broadcom has announced that the software that controls its Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM combination solution is now a standard component on Google’s Android platform, notes Cellular News, the first time the platform has included native support for a multi-functional mobile connectivity solution.