The EU Commission announces two investigations against a chipmaker company for predatory pricing and rebates (Qualcomm)

European Commission Doubles Down On Antitrust Investigations Against Giant U.S. Chipmaker Qualcomm* The European Commission (“EC”) announced yesterday it has opened two antitrust investigations into possible abusive behavior by the U.S. technology company Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of baseband chipsets. Investigation into rebates The first investigation will examine whether Qualcomm abused its dominant market position by offering rebates and other financial incentives to customers on condition that they buy baseband chipsets exclusively from Qualcomm. In June 2014, the General Court of the European Union (“EU”) upheld a record fine of 1.06 billion euros against Intel, one of Qualcomm’s major competitors, for granting secret rebates to computer makers provided

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  • Constantine Cannon (London)
  • Constantine Cannon (London)

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Richard Pike, Yulia Tosheva, The EU Commission announces two investigations against a chipmaker company for predatory pricing and rebates (Qualcomm), 16 July 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2015, Art. N° 74455

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