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Qualcomm Just Got Hit With Antitrust Charges in Europe

Regulators believe Qualcomm "illegally paid a major customer for exclusively using Qualcomm chipsets and sold chipsets below cost."

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Earlier this year, European regulators filed antitrust charges against Google, but it wasn’t the only American tech company being scrutinized by officials: The European Commission has now filed charges against chip maker Qualcomm.

In a statement, the regulators said they had reached the preliminary conclusion that Qualcomm “illegally paid a major customer for exclusively using Qualcomm chipsets and sold chipsets below cost with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market, in potential breach of EU antitrust rules.” The “major customer” is not named.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.