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Qualcomm accused of forcing deal on Apple to fend off rivals

US government alleges chipmaker illegally maintained monopoly for semiconductors and pocketed elevated royalties
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 05:50

San Francisco

QUALCOMM Inc forced Apple Inc to use its chips exclusively in return for lower licensing fees, unfairly cutting out competitors, the US said in a lawsuit against the biggest maker of mobile phone chips.

Qualcomm's exclusive deal with Apple was detailed in a Federal

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