NVIDIA sues Qualcomm and Samsung over GPU patents, seeks U.S. sales ban against certain devices

NVIDIA is suing rival chip manufacturers Qualcomm and Samsung, in a case that is taking place with the ITC, and the U.S. District Court in Delaware. Seven patent infringement complaints have been filed by NVIDIA against its two rivals, because of Samsung's refusal to pay for the right to use patented NVIDIA technology on its devices...
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26. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

From what I heard, K1 is on par with Qualcomm's chips, but also why I said as long as they keep improving, it will happen.

15. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Apple working in background, we all know the new NOTES are huge threats.

32. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

it is the psychy of lousy companies like apple... when cannot compete bring law suit... nvidia is on the same page, no one is putting their chips in mobile phones, so they adopted the apple's way

18. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

LOL. Nvidia can't make profit from their silicons, now they're trying to make some on the side. Butthurt NVIDIA, pathetic really.

21. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

The thing us samsung is right Samsung is using Qualcomm product and qualcomm asks money in written if qualcomm was giving it for free then only samsung is liable now the only company is deserves to pay is Qualcomm.. its not a software its a hardware manufacturer should pay bcoz the manufacturer is using the technology not the samsung

23. heyhoa

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Nvidia is as annoying as Apple now. F**k you Nvidia, do not spoil my plan to get Note 4.

40. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

If you really need it,buy from global ebay site silly.

33. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

why every articles in PA, whether it is related or not, some people drag Apple into the comments ? many Apple haters in PA readers ? HAHAHA

35. ddeath

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

You buy a chip solution from a manufacturer, put it in your product and sell it. The manufacturer chip solutions now infringed on a patent by some other manufacturer. Why should you pay for the infringement? That manufacturer should pay for it. Simple logic.

44. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Exactly. If it worked that way, all of us who bought a infringing smartphone would be obliged to pay Nvidia as well for their patents. Stupid thing.

37. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

This is what happens when no one wants Tegra chips in their phones anymore, because Tegra is crap, so they sue to force Tegra on them. Anyway, it's true, they should have gone after Qualcomm instead, not like Samsung has any say or choice in what GPU to use lol

38. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Samsung always refusing to pay for patents. Just license and pay like everybody else. They want to throw everything including the kitchen sink into their services but don't want to pay to license the services used. Samsung is too much of a liability for me to buy their product. JUST PAY UP

39. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

As if you know the specific of the case. Samsung is getting their Snapdragon chips just like everyone else but only Samsung need to pay in your book. STD = Samsung Troll Deluxe = gazmatic

46. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Samsung is too much of a liability for me to buy their product." And yet WP is on the verge of closing up shop in a few years if things dont get better....just like BB is/was...and like Palm did. Ask Palm, Pre users what was more of a liability...a platform, OEM that is actually selling in the public eye or one about to be extinct. Just like using Android isnt a liability for the user. Will it be in the future? Who knows...just like with Samsung. Now if you partnered with Samsung like Google does....that would be different. Just like some OEM's probably think using Android is a liability based on the many lawsuits and payments to MS.

41. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Nice Nvidia. If you asked them to pay and they refused .you have the right to sue them.

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

When Apple successfully sued Samsung for the Galaxy Nexus software, a device that Google made the software for, you knew other companies would try to capitalize on the stupidity of the American jury. Samsung is just buying the parts, they should have nothing to do with what their suppliers do.
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