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.

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RE[2]: Scum
by kwan_e on Wed 24th Jan 2018 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Scum"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Quite fun considering the EU agreed to allow Quallcomm to buy NXP, helping them to become into another "dominant market position".


If they blocked them, they would have been accused of interfering with the market and blah blah blah monopolies aren't bad blah blah blah Brussels blah.

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RE[3]: Scum
by Alfman on Wed 24th Jan 2018 22:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Scum"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

kwan_e,

If they blocked them, they would have been accused of interfering with the market and blah blah blah monopolies aren't bad blah blah blah Brussels blah.


You should write more posts in this style, haha. I don't know why, but it makes me laugh.

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