back to article Qualcomm chief: Why is China probing us? We haven't a clue

Qualcomm's chief still has no idea why the chipmaker is being investigated by antitrust regulators in China, he told Reuters today. In November, the chipmaker said that China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) had started a probe of the firm, but added that it wasn't aware of any violations. "We really don't …

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I think it's just that China is doing this as a warning and to pressure American business and the US Gov. US Gov. forign entanglements and bad behavior has finally begun to get this as one of many points of Blowback.

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Industrial espionage

Of course, another possibility is that the Chinese government wants information on how to run a major wireless chips manufacturer, for the benefit of their own industry.

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just luck then?

I assume predatory pricing has quickly moved them to a near monopoly in the west.

Don't forget Intel did something very strong arm similar with AMD. Even when a pre-decline AMD had the better CPU product hardly anyone would dare use them

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What moved Qualcomm to "near monopoly" in the west wasn't "predatory pricing" it was "predatory competence". Everyone else failed to get an LTE chip to market in a timely manner.

Qualcomm has absolutely no leverage to bully other players out of the market. They build on the same foundries as everyone else and there are simply too many ARM licensees and radio manufacturers competing for business.

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