Every week we see a new chapter of the fight between Apple and Qualcomm. The youngest in this story has the chip maker as the protagonist, since the company decided to sue four Ma suppliers for breach of contract.
As already explained, Apple has stopped paying due royalties to its suppliers, which in turn failed to pass on the amounts to Qualcomm until all this judicial imbroglio is properly resolved. As no one likes to lose money, the San Diego company did not sit back and try to include Foxconn, a Pegatron, a Wistron and the Compal Electronics in the fight.
In a statement, Qualcomm stated that "although (the suppliers) do not contest their contractual obligations to pay for the use of Qualcomm's inventions, manufacturers say they must follow Apple's instructions not to pay."
The chip maker requested an order that would require manufacturers to fulfill their old contractual obligations with the company, as well as declaratory damages and damages.
In addition to the fight with Apple, Qualcomm is also facing Federal Trade Commission (with the help of Samsung and Intel) in US courts.