Support Lines Up Behind FTC In Qualcomm Antitrust Suit

Two technology companies, a trade association and an antitrust policy group on Friday threw their weight behind the Federal Trade Commission’s allegations that Qualcomm Inc. illegally maintained its monopoly over semiconductor chips used in cellular handsets, saying the case should be allowed to proceed.

In separate amicus briefs, Intel Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the Association for Competitive Technology and the American Antitrust Institute said the FTC’s claims that Qualcomm stymied competition were worthy of being aired out in court and asked that the company’s bid...

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