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Qualcomm ups ante in fight with Apple: Sues Foxconn, 3 Taiwanese suppliers

Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in rebates

Reuters 

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has escalated its patent battle with Apple Inc, suing Foxconn and three other Taiwanese manufacturers that supply iPhone and iPad components for not paying royalties. Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in January, accusing it of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in rebates - a move that came days after the US government accused the chipmaker of using anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. Qualcomm has called Apple's suit baseless and has said the iPhone maker was encouraging ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 11:31 IST
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