U.S. Justice Dept asks appeals court to pause antitrust ruling against Qualcomm
July 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a
federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping
antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm Inc
on Tuesday, citing support from the Energy Department
and Defense Department.
"For DoD, Qualcomm is a key player both in terms of its
trusted supply chain and as a leader in innovation, and it would
be impossible to replace Qualcomm's critical role in 5G
technology in the short term," Ellen M. Lord, U.S. Under
Secretary for Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, wrote in
a filing made in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
(Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by
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