Though Apple and Qualcomm are battling it out in court, the chipmaker has held on to its key client.
Qualcomm will remain a "good" Apple supplier during a legal dispute between the two companies, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said on a conference call during the company's quarterly earnings report.
But Qualcomm chief financial officer George Davis said recent probes were "not coincidental," and that Apple "has been actively driving regulatory attacks on Qualcomm's business in jurisdictions around the world."
Mollenkopf assured investors on the conference call he still believes there is "no better long-term partner for Apple than Qualcomm."
"Our preference is always to resolve customer disputes through negotiations, rather than litigation, so it's regrettable that Apple has chosen this path," Mollenkopf said. "They want to pay less than the fair value that Qualcomm has established in the marketplace for our technology, even though they have made billions in profits from using that technology."