Qualcomm settles over record-breaking Taiwanese antitrust fine

10 August 2018 9:08am

9 August 2018. By Xu Yuan

US chipmaker Qualcomm has reached a settlement deal with Taiwan’s antitrust regulator over a record-breaking dominance-abuse fine last year, MLex has learned.

The details of the settlement deal agreed today with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, or TFTC, are not yet clear.

The TFTC last October fined Qualcomm $773 million for abuse of dominance in the markets for baseband chips for mobile communications standards including CDMA, WCDMA and LTE.

Qualcomm was also ordered to cease its abusive behavior and renegotiate licensing terms with competing chipmakers and phone manufacturers (see here).

MLex has previously reported that the parties have been engaged in talks to settle the case (see here).

The company has also withdrawn an application for an interim order at Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court to suspend the decision. Qualcomm filed an appeal against the decision at the court last December.

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