Qualcomm reaches a deal with Taiwanese regulators

August 10th, 2018   decode   news

Qualcomm’s legal department is working overtime lately. It’s got Apple’s lawsuits, Korea Fair Trade Commission’s $927 million fine and the European Commission $1.2 billion fine to contest.

Now at least the American firm reached a deal with the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission. The dispute started back in 2017 and the original fine was $778 million because Qualcomm is refusing to sell chips to OEMs that wouldn’t agree to specific patent-licensing terms. In addition, Qualcomm was making a royalty discount in exchange for exclusivity for the modem chips in iPhones.

At the end, instead…

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