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EU: Opens two antitrust probes into Qualcomm

 |  July 16, 2015

European regulators have formally opened two antitrust investigations into the U.S. chip maker Qualcomm.

In a statement Thursday, the European Commission said it had launched the twin probes “into possible abusive behavior.”

The first investigation is into whether Qualcomm breached EU antitrust rules by offering customers financial incentives if they buy baseband chipsets exclusively or almost exclusively from the San Diego-based firm.

The second probe will examine whether Qualcomm engaged in “predatory pricing” by charging below costs, aiming to force its competition out of the market, the statement said.

Full content: The Wall Street Journal

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