Apple's patent war with the rest of the smartphone industry clearly has mixed results. According to Bloomberg, Apple could potentially cut its losses and collect as much as a $10 royalty per device if it were to reach settlements with competitors. Apple could also leverage its patents to reach deals with rivals that would allow the company to better control adoption of new technologies and avoid competitors modifying products to workaround patents.
M-Edge, a small Maryland-based company responsible for many popular Kindle cases, last week filed suit against Amazon. According to the Wall Street Journal, M-Edge claims that Amazon has repeatedly tried to change the terms of a contract put into place all the way back in 2009, and has bullied the accessory maker each time it fights back.
In the original contract, Amazon was to receive a 15 percent commission on all sales that go through Amazon's Kindle store front.
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Mobility has changed the chip industry already, but the rise of the iPhone and devices such as e-readers are only the beginning. If we're going to create an Internet of things that connects back to a cloud powered by millions of servers, the chip world will have to change drastically to reduce power consumption, shrink in size and embrace new architectures.
According to Taiwanese PC manufacturers (via DigiTimes), Intel is preparing to release the first round of 22nm Ivy Bridge desktop, notebook, and ultrabook CPUs around April, 8 2012. Seventeen models are slated to be launched, but some desktop and notebook CPUs will likely replace current CPU options in next-generation iMacs and Macbooks.
The 3820QM and 3720QM i7 CPUs, detailed by…