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Qualcomm Says China Is Investigating Whether Firm Broke Its Anti-Monopoly Law

Qualcomm said Monday that a Chinese government agency is looking into whether the chipmaker broke one of the country’s anti-monopoly laws.

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Asa Mathat | All Things Digital

In a statement, Qualcomm said that the substance of the investigation is confidential, and that it is not aware of any charge that it has broken the law. “We will continue to cooperate with the (Chinese government agency) as it conducts its confidential investigation,” Qualcomm said.

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs recently told The Wall Street Journal that it was seeing fallout in China from the NSA scandal and other issues.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik