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Apple forces Taiwanese ODM firms to act in concert on Qualcomm

This week Apple has managed to get its suppliers to lodge anti-trust actions in the US District Court of Southern California this week, a court known for its “home court” rulings in favor of Apple. But while Californian legal actions have stripped Samsung of about $1 billion on Apple’s say so over patent actions made against indefensible software patents, what they show is that Apple is increasingly desperate, and that it is just a matter of time before the anti-trust finger is pointed fairly and squarely back at Apple. Foxconn’s parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, Wistron, Pegatron and Compal will be wincing at the uncomfortable position that Apple has put them under – file a counterclaim or draw Apple’s displeasure,…

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