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Qualcomm forced Samsung to stop selling its Exynos chips to other manufacturer

By TechNadu Staff / March 29, 2017

Fair Trade Commission of South Korea has claimed that Qualcomm blocked Samsung from selling its own Exynos processors to other manufacturers. The Samsung Galaxy S7 had two variants, one with the Snapdragon 820 chipset and another one with the Exynos 8890. There has been a lot of confusion, that is why Samsung does not sell its Exynos chips to other manufacturers. The report claims that Samsung was protecting their chip making technology, only assumption.

The report claims that Samsung was protecting their chip making technology, only assumption.

According to the report, Qualcomm abused a “standard-essential patent” license. This is the reason behind the prevention of Samsung from selling its processor for 2 years to a third party manufacturer.

They stated that “Samsung Electronics has been blocked from selling its modern chipsets to other smartphone manufacturers due to a licensing deal it signed with Qualcomm”.

The Fair Trade commission gave a penalty to Qualcomm of $873 million after paying the fine only the chip-making company sticks their place in South Korea’s market.

Also interestingly, the Fair Trade Commission fined Qualcomm $873 million after claiming that the chip-making company had used its market position unfairly in South Korea.



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