Qualcomm settles vastly reduced Taiwan antitrust fine

After being slapped with a $774 million fine for antitrust violations, Qualcomm has reached an agreement with Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission to remedy the situation. The California-based tech giant will only be forced to pay $93 million of the initial fine — money which it has already paid — and it must follow a handful of other rules put in place by the Taiwanese regulator. The dispute arose after Taiwan’s regulator said that the chip maker abused its monopoly power over smartphone modems by putting higher patent licensing fees on companies that use the devices in their products. Last October when the initial fine had been announced, Taiwan’s FTC claimed that the patents Qualcomm holds over its chip designs kept other potential chip... Continue reading…

Qualcomm settles vastly reduced Taiwan antitrust fine

US chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Friday agreed a sharply reduced fine with Taiwan after officials said it had harmed market competition and manipulated prices, as it faces a number of probes ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Qualcomm settles $774 million Taiwan antitrust suit, reducing fine to $93 million

Qualcomm doesn't have the best track record when it comes to monopolistic business practices. As a result, it's gotten itself tied up in numerous regulatory battles with companies and government ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Techspot

Qualcomm reaches $93M antitrust settlement in Taiwan - CNET

Contributing to local economic development, such as 5G deployment, is also part of the deal.

Fri 10 Aug 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Qualcomm settles antitrust dispute with Taiwan regulators

Qualcomm and Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission have made peace and agreed to settle the chipmaker's antitrust dispute in the country. Taiwan's FTC accused Qualcomm of abusing ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Engadget

Qualcomm settles anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator for $93 million

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Reuters Technology

Qualcomm settles antitrust case in Taiwan

Fri 10 Aug 18 from TechCrunch

Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million, and has also pledged to invest $700 million in Taiwan over the next five years. ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Reuters Technology

Qualcomm settles with Taiwan antitrust regulator for T$2.73 billion

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is settling an antitrust case brought against it by Taiwan regulators by paying T$2.73 billion ($89 million), the island's Fair Trade Commission said on Friday. ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Reuters Technology

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