Qualcomm won’t have to pay $1 billion euro Apple modem payment fine

The European Union has given up on its 1 billion euro penalty it levied on Qualcomm, after an appeals court ruled that the fine and trial were irregular and illegally applied.

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In 2018 the Commission said from 2011 to 2016, US-based chip maker Qualcomm illegally edged its rivals out in a deal with Apple to keep using its LTE baseband chips for five years. It then fined Qualcomm 997 million ($991 million) for its behavior, citing antitrust rules.

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