Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Apple 3.0, “From a note to clients Tuesday by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt: ‘Over the weekend, Esin Terzioglu, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm’s CDMA Technology (QCT), leading the Central Engineering organization, through his LinkedIn account, indicated that he was leaving Qualcomm to join Apple and to lead development of a wireless SoC [system on a chip] for the handset company. Terzioglu led Qualcomm’s QCT’s Central Engineering for roughly eight years before this switch.'”

P.E.D. writes, “Apple just poached one of Qualcomm’s top guys.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Vertical integration – hardware + software – trumps off-the-shelf conglomerations every single time. See: Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, etc.

Part-maker Qualcomm is in a war they cannot win.

Qualcomm’s FRAND abuse must not stand. Qualcomm’s licensing scam — charging a percentage of the total cost of all components in the phone, even non-Qualcomm components — is unreasonable, illogical, and irrational.

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