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Comment: EU's Qualcomm-Autotalks deal review set to spotlight rival tech standards

By Andrew Boyce and Nicholas Hirst
  • 18 Jan 2024 14:57
  • 18 Jan 2024 14:57
Qualcomm’s bid to acquire Autotalks, a maker of chips used in cars, has exposed a battle between two technology standards that enable vehicles to communicate with each other and infrastructure.

On one hand is a non-cellular technology standard that has already been widely rolled out on tens of thousands of kilometers

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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