FTC says Broadcom violated antitrust law with TV set-top box deals

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesThe US Federal Trade Commission has sued chip maker Broadcom for allegedly abusing a monopoly on semiconductor components. A newly issued complaint accuses Broadcom of threatening to charge higher prices, refuse technical support, or cut off chip sales if its customers bought other products from competing companies. Starting in 2016, Broadcom allegedly struck “exclusive or near-exclusive”…
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