Price Fixing


Philips, Asus and Pioneer Hit with $100+ Million in Antitrust Fines

by Andrew Fenn

The European Commission has fined consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Philips and Pioneer for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on online retailers, in breach of EU competition rules. The fines, totalling over €111 million …

Tags:Asus| Large Display Monitor| Litigation| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Philips| Price Fixing| Vol 25 - Issue 28


Asus Provides for EU Price Fixing Fine

by Bob Raikes

On its quarterly financial report, Asus has said that it has put aside €65 million ($77 million) to cover a settlement with European competition authorities after it was accused of fixing the prices that …

Tags:Asus| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Vol 25 - Issue 19


Apple Found Guilty of Price Fixing in Russia

by Alan Spencer

Apple has been found guilty of price fixing in Russia by the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS). The Apple subsidiary in the country was accused of telling 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of …

Tags:Apple| Mobile Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Vol 24 - Issue 11

$25.5M Agreed in Oregon LCD Settlement

by Bob Raikes

A settlement has beeen agreed between the state of Oregon and nine LCD panel makers over the price fixing case that has been going on since 2007. The amounts are $6.97 million from LG …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Price Fixing| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 44

Notice for Purchasers of CRT Products

by Isaac Oburu

Class action settlements have been reached involving Cathode Ray Tubes (“CRTs”), a display device that was sold by itself or as the main component in TVs and computer monitors. The lawsuit claims that the …

Tags:CRT| Price Fixing| USA

EU Dismisses Innolux’s Appeal in Cartel Case

by Helen Vince

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed an appeal from Innolux against the $288 million fine imposed on the company for taking part in the LCD price fixing scandal. Innolux was originally fined …

Tags:Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Vol 22 - Issue 34

Five Distributors Fined for Illegal Cartel

by Helen Vince

Five Slovakian distributors have been fined €4.28 million for taking part in an illegal cartel. ABC Data, Asbis, AT Computers, eD’system and SWS Distribution were accused of conspiring to agree to the levy of …

Tags:Distributors| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Slovakia| Vol 22 - Issue 26

CRT Firms Agree Antitrust Settlement

by Helen Vince

Several Asian CRT manufacturers have reached a settlement with a US court to pay approximately $528 million to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging that they conspired to fix prices. The companies named in …

Tags:CRT| Hitachi| Large Display Monitor| Panasonic| Philips| Price Fixing| Samsung| toshiba| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 23

AUO Insists Antitrust Compliance is in Place

by Helen Vince

AU Optronics (AUO) appeared in a US court this week to deny charges that it had failed to implement an effective compliance programme, after the company was found guilty in 2008 of conspiring to …

Tags:AUO| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Vol 22 - Issue 16

Qualcomm Fined $975 Million by China’s NDRC

by Helen Vince

Qualcomm says it has reached agreement with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the Chinese authority’s investigation of Qualcomm under China’s anti-monopoly law (AML). The NDRC found that Qualcomm was in violation …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Qualcomm| Vol 22 - Issue 07

Samsung, LG To Pay $19 million in Brazil LCD Cartel Case

by Super User

Samsung and LG have signed agreements with Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) to pay approximately $19 million to settle a cartel investigation involving the Brazilian LCD market. The two companies had been …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Price Fixing| Samsung| Vol 21 - Issue 34| Volume 21

Canada Hands Out Fines in LCD Price Fixing Suit

by Super User

Courts in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia in Canada have secured agreement from five of the major consumer electronics companies involved in the alleged LCD price fixing cartel which took place between 1998 and …

Tags:Display Industry| Large Display Monitor| Price Fixing| Vol 21 - Issue 36| Volume 21