US chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday won its battle against a EUR-997-million (generally Rs. 8,170 crores) fine forced by EU antitrust controllers a long time back for paying Apple to utilize just its chips and shutting out opponents like Intel.
The European Commission in its 2018 choice said the counter-aggressive practice occurred from 2011 to 2016, with Qualcomm paying billions of dollars to Apple to involve its chips in the entirety of its iPhone handsets and iPad tablets.
The General Court, Europe’s second-most noteworthy, revoked the EU finding, managing EU antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager a significant blow.
“Various procedural abnormalities impacted Qualcomm’s freedoms of the guard and nullify the Commission’s examination of the lead affirmed against Qualcomm,” judges said.
The EU rivalry authority can pursue on issues of regulation to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU), Europe’s most noteworthy.