Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2018 14:34 UTC
Legal

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €997m for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets. Qualcomm prevented rivals from competing in the market by making significant payments to a key customer on condition it would not buy from rivals. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.

Qualcomm sounds like an upstanding company. Of course, they are appealing the decision.

Permalink for comment 653321
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Brillant
by Gargyle on Mon 29th Jan 2018 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Brillant"
Gargyle
Member since:
2015-03-27

Although the two things nej_simon mentions aren't related, they are both a display of the unjustice that riddles Europe when it comes to big corps breaking the law:

1. VWAG should have been fined instead of just having given two years to implement a fix, which equates to a VERY gentle slap on the hands when you look at what they actually and wilfully did wrong.

2. The EURO 6 emissions standard enforcement has been whittled down to give car manufacturers the chance to violate that emissions standard wich a much forgiving factor without having to fear repercussions, thus granting them the legal right to continue poisoning the air in Europe.

Reply Parent Score: 1