Qualcomm's royalty rates continue to be the area of contention. Chip makers Texas Instruments and Broadcom have filed a complaint with South Korea's antitrust regulator, claiming Qualcomm is using its dominant market status in the country to engage in unfair business practices. The two say Qualcomm's exclusive rights to CDMA creates unbeatable power in Korea. Earlier this year, two Korean makers of handset software, Nextreaming and THINmultimedia, filed a similar complaint against Qualcomm. Texas Instruments and Broadcom are also part of the anti-trust action pending with the European Union against Qualcomm.
To read more about the anti-trust complaint against Qualcomm in Korea:
- take a look at this report from The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)