The preliminary inquiry by the EU focuses on Broadcom's sales of chips in set-top box hardware used by the cable and satellite industry, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter and a questionnaire issued by the European Commission.
Broadcom's practices are also being examined by the US Federal Trade Commission, the report added, citing one of the people.
Broadcom did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Broadcom's $117 billion (roughly Rs. 7.8 lakh crores) bid to acquire Qualcomm was blocked by the US government over national security concerns, while Qualcomm had to walk away from a $44 billion deal to buy NXP Semiconductors NV after failing to secure Chinese regulatory approval.
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