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Trump blocks Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

US President Donald Trump has blocked a planned takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom on grounds of national security. His order cited “credible evidence” that the proposed $140bn (£100bn) deal “threatens to impair the national security of the US”. There were concerns the takeover could have led to China pulling ahead in the development of 5G wireless technology. ...

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Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban

Qualcomm, the world’s biggest producer of mobile phone chips, has appealed for the sale of some iPhones in the US to be blocked. It claims that iPhones using chips by rivals, such as Intel, infringe six of its patents. Qualcomm said it had asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate and impose an import block. It is the ...

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South Korea fines Qualcomm $854m in competition probe

US chipmaker Qualcomm has been fined a record 1.03trn won ($854m, £698m) for allegedly breaching competition law in South Korea. The Korean Fair Trade Association said the firm had engaged in unfair business practices with its patent licensing and modem chip sales. It also said Qualcomm had abused its dominant position in the chip market. The California-based firm rejected the ...

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