This week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made an antitrust charge against Qualcomm, alleging that Qualcomm took improper action to prevent competitors from supplying chips to handset makers. Apple has also filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm for patent licensing fees.
Qualcomm then responded. "Although we are still evaluating the allegations in detail, it is clear that Apple's allegations are unfounded," said Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel for Qualcomm. Apple intentionally misrepresented the importance and value of the agreements and negotiations between us, and the technologies we have invented, contributed, and shared with all mobile device vendors through licensing programs. By misrepresenting facts and hiding information, Apple has actively encouraged regulators to attack Qualcomm's business in multiple jurisdictions around the world. We welcome the court hearing these unfounded allegations, we will be able to fully discover the behavior of Apple, and the facts for a strong confirmation. & Rdquo;
According to Qualcomm, Apple "is not based on" the attack is led to the FTC accused Qualcomm reason, and Apple "wrongly stated the facts, conceal the information". In addition, Apple in the rest of the world have similar behavior. This shows that in recent years, FTC is not the first unfair competition conduct of high-pass investigation of regulatory authorities.
Qualcomm in the rest of the world is also facing similar problems in Korea and China, respectively, suffered a 854 million and 975 million US dollars in fines. Qualcomm in the EU is also facing questions.