The European Union launched antitrust investigation on Broadcom: selling chips with market advantage.


The European Union launched antitrust investigation on Broadcom: selling chips with market advantage.

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Sina Technologies News, Beijing, Oct. 25, afternoon, according to Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Broadcom is facing an anti-trust review by the European Union, which believes that Broadcom may use its market advantage to pressure consumers to buy its semiconductor products.

According to Bloomberg, citing information from people familiar with the situation and questionnaires issued by the European Commission, the preliminary EU investigation focused on the cable and satellite industry's set-top box hardware equipment, the sales of Broadcom chips in this industry was concerned.

The report quotes people familiar with the matter as saying that the Federal Trade Commission is also investigating Broadcom's business practices.

Broadcom did not immediately respond to requests for comment. (little white)


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