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Qualcomm’s Approach to Addressing Rising Competition

Paige Tanner
Qualcomm’s Approach to Addressing Rising Competition

Qualcomm’s (QCOM) licensing model has been criticized by customers and regulators as the smartphone market slows. Adding to the pressure, mobile OEMs other than the top three—Samsung (SSNLF), Apple (AAPL), and Huawei—operate on wafer-thin margins.