It may be that Qualcomm and Apple are alchemist and had foresight to look this coming. Vision and dream are most important part of business success. Apple and Qualcomm must benfit from their risk taking.
Will, China's LTE bid is certainly good for Apple, but how do you see that would affect the chip suppliers' market share going forward? Marvell's Coolpad design win is significant as you point out, and is certainly a much needed break for Marvell which had been struggling since the company's largest customer Blackberry had lost a significant market share.
In the near term, China's LTE will continue to employ 3G for voice. China Unicom doesn't support GSM, so it's CDMA for voice. That's why multimode modems are necessary until infrastructure catches up for VoLTE. Since Qualcomm is Apple's modem vendor of choice (and is VoLTE-capable when the network is ready), they will also benefit from Apple's good fortune.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.