Extra hassle for Qualcomm, this time in Taiwan.
Taiwan is the newest nation to slap an antitrust high quality on Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of chips for telephones and different cell gadgets.
The island nation’s Honest Commerce Fee mentioned Wednesday that it had fined the US-based firm $773 million, Bloomberg reported.
Qualcomm has a monopoly on patents for sure essential cell phone applied sciences, and it violated native legal guidelines by refusing to license that tech to firms that would not play by its pricing guidelines, Taiwan’s FTC mentioned, in line with Bloomberg.
Qualcomm did not instantly reply to a request for remark.
The Taiwanese transfer is the newest in a string of actions worldwide towards Qualcomm. Final month, the chipmaker filed a second enchantment in South Korea over an order from that nation’s FTC that resulted in an $850 million high quality. In Europe, Qualcomm faces the specter of a $669,000-a-day penalty after shedding a July enchantment. And within the US, the corporate failed in its June bid to have a federal choose toss out an FTC antitrust lawsuit towards it. The corporate additionally suffered an almost $1 billion antitrust high quality in China, again in 2015.