Got Qualcomm on the decision of the court of a disaster can lead to major changes in the way they operate the smart phone industry, according to the resolution, the company acted illegally for years, by imposing exorbitant fees to handset makers who license and use their technology.
The forced decision of Judge Lucy Koh Lucy Koh of the police to reform their business practices, and dramatically reduces the amount of money paid by the makers of phones for Qualcomm compared to obtain a license to integrate the basic functions, including making calls and internet connectivity.
And Qualcomm illegal competition in the chip market smart phones by threatening to cut off supplies and expensive licensing fees.
Wrote Judge Lucy Koh in the resolution place of the 233 page: breach of the licensing practices of Qualcomm competition for years, to the detriment of competitors and makers of smartphones and consumers, and asked the company to re-negotiate licensing agreements At Reasonable Prices, without the threat of cutting off supplies,
And ordered to monitor for a period of seven years to ensure compliance, came the decision of Judge Lucy Koh after the trial of the lawsuit lasted 10 days in the month of January, the resolution is a victory Trade Commission Federal FTC, which accused Qualcomm in 2017 violations of antitrust law.
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Qualcomm said: she would ask the judge to postpone its decision, with a request to appeal to the court of federal appeals in California, said the general counsel of the company, without Rosenberg Don Rosenberg, in a statement: We strongly disagree with the conclusions of the judge and their interpretation of the facts and application of law.
The decision comes after the settlement of the Qualcomm on 16 April to address the legal long-term with Apple, the Apple once again to use the chips of Qualcomm in the iPhone, resulting in the offset of the Intel Corporation.
Said Lucy Cohen: the company is engaged in the conduct of large-scale the competition aimed at more than a dozen manufacturers for devices, including Apple TV, BlackBerry, Huawei, and Lenovo, and LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony, often with the threat or with the supply of chips or the withholding of technical support.
She added that the monopoly Qualcomm chip of the season enabled them to maintain rates, unreasonable fees, and found that the company knew that its practice of licensing harm competition but continued, in spite of the government investigations with them in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the European Union, and the United States.
As told to Lucy Cohen: the testimony of some witnesses Qualcomm lacks credibility, and criticized the company’s CEO, Steve mono Steve Mollenkopf, explaining that the e-mails and notes of the company inconsistent with his testimony.
Recall that Qualcomm manufactures processors for mobile phones and chip season, but they achieved most of their profits through licensing the technology to manufacture mobile phones.