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Broadcom antitrust suit emerges from Europe – looks at exclusivity

Over the past two months, we have been hearing murmurs about Broadcom going about its business in a previously unheard of manner, squeezing out parallel chip providers either with promises of higher discounts for pure Broadcom devices or threatening with higher prices if equipment vendors do not do as they are told. We advised one or two of these companies to get in touch with the European Commission DG4 and it looks like one or more of them have. While we have heard this story multiple times, we have not been able to gather sufficient evidence to run with it as a story – it seems the era of CEO Hock Tan is all about the money and not at…

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