Antitrust Antitrust

Broadcom faces South Korean probe into allegations of unfair contracts with smartphone makers

By Jenny Lee and Wooyoung Lee
  • 27 Oct 2021 01:19
  • 27 Oct 2021 01:19
Broadcom is under investigation by South Korea’s competition regulator over suspicions it forced smartphone manufacturers including Samsung Electronics into signing long-term contracts regarding radio frequency front-end chips, or RFFEs, MLex has learned.
According to sources, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, or KFTC, carried out a dawn raid at Broadcom’s South

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Jenny Lee


Jenny joined MLex’s Seoul bureau in 2021 as a correspondent focusing on competition law and data privacy and security. Jenny received a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s renowned Medill School of Journalism and worked for a number of news organizations in the US, including the Associated Press Television News, McClatchy and Voice of America, where she worked for almost three years in Washington DC. She returned to her native South Korea in 2019 as a reporter for Wired Korea.

Wooyoung Lee

Correspondent, Seoul

Wooyoung Lee is a correspondent based in MLex’s Seoul office, South Korea, covering antitrust, privacy and data security, mergers and acquisitions and financial services. Wooyoung has more than a decade of experience in journalism, public policy and research. She has worked and written for news outlets including The Korea Herald, Al Jazeera International, Bloomberg BNA, Monocle, among others.

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