Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator

Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulatorTAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) 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. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in 2017, when it accused the U.S. firm of refusing to sell chips to mobile handset makers that wouldn't agree to its patent-licensing terms. It was also accused of cutting iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O) a royalty discount in exchange for the exclusive use of Qualcomm's modem chips in the past.


Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulator

Qualcomm reaches settlement in anti-trust case with Taiwan regulatorTAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) 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. The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million imposed by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in 2017, when it accused the U.S. firm of refusing to sell chips to mobile handset makers that wouldn't agree to its patent-licensing terms. It was also accused of cutting iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O) a royalty discount in exchange for the exclusive use of Qualcomm's modem chips in the past.