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To: Art Bechhoefer who wrote (122689)11/6/2014 9:32:31 AM
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Whenever a company gets a market share above 40%, it comes under the scrutiny of antitrust regulators. The basis for this is the ability to set prices when a firm's market share exceeds 40%. The assumption is that if a firm can set prices based on its sheer domination of the market, the prices of the device or object will not be as low for consumers as would be the case with more competition.

Qualcomm modem chips or designs based on these chips are found in something like 84% of all 3G-4G smartphones. The domination of the radio chip market is more an issue than the processor chip market.