British cellphone chipmaker Icera, acquired by
Nvidia in 2011, took its grievances to the European Commission
in June 2010, accusing Qualcomm of anti-competitive behavior.
"The Commission may open a case after the summer," said one of
the sources, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity
of the matter.
A possible EU probe comes as Qualcomm seeks to end an
investigation by China's pricing regulator into monopoly
The EU competition authority in 2010 scrapped a four-year probe
into Qualcomm after Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson
and U.S. rival Texas Instruments withdrew their objections
against the company.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Robin Emmott)
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