Brussels accuses Qualcomm

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3d illustration of a glowing blue Qualcomm logo sitting on top of a glossy microchip
3d illustration of a glowing blue Qualcomm logo sitting on top of a glossy microchip
3d illustration of a glowing blue Qualcomm logo sitting on top of a glossy microchip

The European Commission has opened two proceedings against the United States Group Qualcomm, third world producer of semiconductors, for abuse of dominant position. According to the two accusations, the Group has paid huge sums to the managers of a company producing smartphones and tablets to make the company use exclusively base Qualcomm processors in the manufacturing of its products. The second accusation affirms that Qualcomm has sold its circuits at prices under its costs to eliminate the competitor Icera. The accused Group, which has already been involved in similar vicissitudes at the beginning of this year, and risks a fine amounting to 10% of its specific turnover in EU Countries, stated it will be able to demonstrate the inconsistency of the accusations.