The regulators at the European Commission have filed antitrust charges against mobile chip maker Qualcomm, claiming it paid a lot of money to an unnamed smartphone and tablet company to use their chips exclusively in their products.
The European Commission, the regulatory arm of the European Union, launched formal antitrust investigations against Qualcomm earlier this year. The final verdict of that inquiry levels two charges at the company:
Qualcomm has until April 2016 to formally respond to the charges. It's possible that the European Commission could fine Qualcomm for its alleged actions.
Source: European Commission
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