Samsung has been one of the leading manufacturers in fulfilling the market with it’s Exynos Processors. Samsung Processor have always given tough competition to Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs.
According to said report, Qualcomm has blocked Samsung from selling its Exynos Processors to other manufacturers. As per the report, Qualcomm abused a “standard-essential patent” license in order to prevent Samsung from selling its processor to third-party manufacturers for about 25 years. The unfair practice came to light in the Fair Trade Commission’s resolution on its case of Qualcomm’s abuse of market power.
The Fair Trade Commission said in the resolution,
“Samsung Electronics has been blocked from selling its modem chipsets to other smartphone manufacturers due to a licensing deal it signed with Qualcomm.”
The Fair Trade Commission already fined Qualcomm $873 million after concluding that the chip-maker had used its market position unfairly in South Korea. Qualcomm has filed an appeal and an application for a stay of the decision in a court of law.