Trials and allegations of violation of antitrust laws have become commonplace for Qualcomm. The American chipmaker has already been repeatedly sanctioned by the regulatory authorities of different countries, who saw the companies actions a violation of the rules of fair competition in the chip market. Qualcomm is accused of the desire to destroy conscientious competition and colleagues “on the shop.” So, a year ago, Intel appealed to the US International Trade Commission with a request to assess the actions of Qualcomm in one of the patent disputes in which the commission saw the desire to eliminate the only remaining competitor – Intel.
And now the news is out that the European Commission had caught Qualcomm in unfair competition. Only just earlier the chip maker was, as a rule, accused of overstating the value of their products and licensing fees, this time it is a question of cutting prices. There are details to believe that during 2009 – 2011. The company sold its processors below the cost price to displace Invista (the company of the British software developer Invista) and Nvidia from the market. If the allegations against Qualcomm is proven, the company faces a penalty of 10% of the value of all products sold at a discounted price.