Europe Opens Two Antitrust Probes of Qualcomm

The European Commission announced two antitrust investigations into the chip maker Qualcomm, the latest in a number of recent competition inquiries that have targeted United States technology giants. Europe’s antitrust officials said they would investigate whether Qualcomm, one of the world’s largest chip makers, abused its dominant market position in the region by offering financial incentives to potential customers if they bought equipment solely from the American company.