Analysis of Qualcomm: Semiconductor monopoly
Qualcomm (QCOM) is a semiconductor company that designs and markets wireless telecommunication products and services.
The company has over 130 000 patents and they make most of their money from licensing those patents. Qualcomm has dominated the 3G and 4G markets and now they are entering 5G.
Qualcomm has several lawsuits with Apple for patent infringement and also with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for monopolistic behaviours.