This IDC update provides an analysis of Qualcomm and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC's) dispute resolution. On February 9, 2015, Qualcomm announced the resolution of NDRC's yearlong investigation into Qualcomm's business practices. The NDRC is China's main agency overseeing competition and antitrust issues and had been investigating Qualcomm's business practices under Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML). The resolution's practical impact is essentially limited to Qualcomm's business in the Chinese market, though, as explained in the document, implications may be broader over time. IDC views the resolution as a mix of short-term positives and midterm/longer-term risks.
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