Newspaper article China Post

Four Big-Name Taiwanese Tech Firms Have Joined Apple in a Legal War

Newspaper article China Post

Four Big-Name Taiwanese Tech Firms Have Joined Apple in a Legal War

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TAIPEI, Taiwan - Four Taiwanese firms in the Apple supply chain have joined the tech giant in an escalating legal battle against Qualcomm.

The firms - Compal Electronics, Hon Hai (Foxconn), Pegatron and Wistron Corp. - filed a suit in a U.S. district court late on Tuesday U.S. time, alleging antitrust breaches by Qualcomm.

It's the latest twist in a long-running disagreement between Apple and Qualcomm.

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Apple sued the company in January, claiming that it was withholding almost US$1 billion in rebates for patent licenses in response to Apple aiding South Korean regulators' investigation of Qualcomm practices, according to Reuters.

In retaliation, Apple told the four Taiwanese suppliers to stop paying license fees to Qualcomm. …

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