KFTC Raises Qualcomm Chipset Antitrust Concerns

Law360, New York (March 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Korean Fair Trade Commission has raised antitrust concerns regarding Qualcomm Inc.'s integration of multimedia solutions into its chipsets, the manufacturer said Tuesday.

The KFTC issued a case examiner's report alleging unlawful business practices related to that integration, as well as to rebates and discounts provided to chipset customers, Qualcomm said in a statement. The report does not indicate what remedies the KFTC will seek, Qualcomm said.

Christine Trimble, Qualcomm's senior director for public affairs, declined to comment further on the report's specifics, saying it was...
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