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Qualcomm fined €997m by EU for paying Apple to exclusively use its chips

US chipmaker paid billions of dollars to monopolise iPhones and iPads and shut out rivals such as Intel, investigators say

US chipmaker Qualcomm has been fined €997m (£872m) by EU antitrust regulators for paying Apple to use only its chips in the iPhone, locking out rivals such as Intel.

The European commission launched an investigation in July 2015, covering the period from 2011 to 2016, looking at Qualcomm’s dominance within the market for modems and chips required to connect handsets to 4G mobile phone networks. It issued a charge sheet five months later.

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