FTC lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to buy wireless chips in exchange for better royalties

 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company Company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise of forcing Apple into an exclusive deal to buy its baseband chips.

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The FTC has been investigating Qualcomm since 2014, concerned that it was abusing FRAND (fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory) patent commitments with clients. Apple remains one of the company’s more important customers, despite the iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc 7’s shift towards multiple modem suppliers may refer to: Manufacturer, uses tools and labour to make things for sale Processor (manufacturing), converts a product from one form to another Packager (manufacturing), encloses products for.

In December Qualcomm was hit with an $853 million fine in South Korea, accused of similar abuses.

Despite being a major chip supplier —including the Snapdragon processors in many Android phones —Qualcomm makes most of its profits from licensing, which could mean a significant hit to its bottom line if it’s forced to loosen its grip on patent deals may refer to: Common meanings A contract or other financial transaction, especially a favorable one The distribution of cards to the players of a card game Places Deal, Kent, England, a town Deal,.

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