Federal judge slaps Apple with a $506 million fine in legal battle with WARF

Federal judge slaps Apple with a $506 million fine in legal battle with WARF

U.S. District Judge William Conley of Wisconsin has entered a $506 million judgment against Apple for infringing a computer processor patent owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), more than double what a jury awarded the organization in damages in October 2015, reports the Law360 website.

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AWT News Update: July 18, 2016

AWT News Update: July 18, 2016

It's Monday again, and we have a few fun stories for you today:

  • A new set of highly-suspect photos show three models of iPhone 7
  • Apple is allegedly snubbing Samsung for manufacturing the future A10 and A11 systems on a chip
  • Honolulu and Kansas City are added to the list of cities with full transit directions in Apple Maps
  • Think that Apple Watch isn't waterproof? Think again!
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Apple supplier TSMC says Taiwan quake will affect chip production

Apple supplier TSMC says Taiwan quake will affect chip production

On February 6, a magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked Taiwan, killing five people and injuring over 140 more. In the immediate aftermath of the tremor, Apple chip supplier TSMC stated that damage to its fabrication facilities was minimal and that chip shipments would fall less than one percent -- in fact, the company noted that it would be able to make up losses. It's now being reported that fewer chips will ship to clients during the March quarter due to damage that was more severe than originally estimated.

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Apple reportedly wants Siliconware to become a SiP supplier for the Apple Watch

Apple reportedly wants Siliconware to become a SiP supplier for the Apple Watch

Apple has approached Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd (SPIL) about becoming a supplier of system-in-package (SiP) technology for the Apple Watch and for fingerprint recognition chips, an online media source based in Taiwan, according to United Daily News, an online media source base din Taiwan.

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