Qualcomm slapped with record antitrust fine in Taiwan

Qualcomm has been hit with a nearly $774 million fine by Taiwanís Fair Trade Commission, which said today that the chip maker abused its monopoly over smartphone modems to squeeze higher licensing fees and better terms out of its customers. Taiwan is only the latest country to go after Qualcomm over its expensive and onerous licensing terms: China and South Korea have both fined the company in the past two years, and Apple is now engaged in a series of global lawsuits against Qualcomm over many of the same practices. The commission said that Qualcommís dominance in CDMA and LTE chips, as well as its major patent holdings for both technologies, let the company abuse its position and refuse to license necessary patents. Itíll now be... Continue reading…

Qualcomm slapped with record antitrust fine in Taiwan

Taiwanese authorities have imposed a record fine of nearly $800 million on Qualcomm for antitrust violations in the latest of a string of setbacks for the US computer chip giant.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

Qualcomm Rocked By $773 Million Antitrust Ruling In Taiwan, Plans Vigorous Appeal

Qualcomm has been hit with a hefty NT$23.4 billion (around $773 million in US currency) imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission over violations to Taiwanese competition law, and specifically ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from HotHardware

Qualcomm faces $774 million antitrust fine in Taiwan

Qualcomm's antitrust troubles aren't going away any time soon. Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has fined the company the equivalent of $774 million over claims it abused ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Engadget

Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for antitrust violations

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc faces an antitrust fine in Taiwan, the latest in a years-long streak of regulatory setbacks to its business model that comes as it also fights U.S. regulators ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Reuters Technology

Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for anti-trust violations, Wed 11 Oct 17 from Reuters Technology

Qualcomm hit with another massive antitrust fine - CNET

The chipmaker is reportedly fined $773 million in Taiwan, which joins China, South Korea, Europe and the US in going after Qualcomm over antitrust issues.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

Taiwan Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm more than $700 million

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission said on Wednesday it will fine U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc T$23.4 billion ($774.14 million) for anti-trust violations of its chip technology. ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Reuters Technology

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