On September 14, according to the electronic document information system on the official website of the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the ITC received allegations that Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm and TSMC violated tariff laws. The complaint alleges that the companies violated tax laws by importing certain integrated circuits, mobile devices containing these integrated circuits, and their components.



The case file information shows that the accusations are case file numbers 3640 and 3641 respectively. They were initiated by Daedalus Prime LLC on September 13. The complainants are Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics and its U.S. companies, TSMC and its North American companies. Section 337 of the Customs Act.


In addition, Daedalus Prime LLC also filed a complaint on August 23, docket number 3637, type 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act of 1930, against certain semiconductors and equipment and products containing these semiconductors (including printed circuit boards), auto parts and automobiles), the survey companies involved Mazda, MediaTek, Mercedes-Benz, NXP, etc.


According to statistics, at the same time as the complaint to the ITC, Daedalus Prime LLC also recently filed a number of patent infringement lawsuits against Mazda, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, TSMC and other companies, involving more than 16 patents. Among them, Qualcomm’s lawsuit claims it owns six patents related to power budgeting and controlling operating voltages within semiconductor chipsets used in automotive infotainment systems. At present, Qualcomm has hired a defense attorney for the pending patent infringement lawsuit.