European Union Lays Out Its Evidence Against Intel
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 23/09/2009 11:25
The Dell executive was sweating bullets at the prospect that chips from Advanced Micro Devices would be used in Dell personal computers instead of chips from Intel, Dell's main supplier.
In an e-mail message, the executive warned his boss that the scale of retaliation by Intel would be so severe that Dell would "have to bite and scratch to even hold" its 50 percent discount on price of the Intel chips. He warned that using A.M.D. chips in computers for sales to companies would lead Intel to offer an even slimmer discount.
EU dives into Intel antitrust specifics
European antitrust regulators on Monday published internal e-mails that detail alleged antitrust behavior by Intel.
The European Commission Monday published a "non-confidential version" of its May 13 decision against Intel, which imposed a fine of $1.45 billion against the chip giant. That decision found that Intel broke EC Treaty antitrust rules (Article 82) by engaging in illegal practices to exclude competitors from the market for "x86" central processing units (CPUs).
Intel accuses EC of mishandling antitrust evidence [IDG]
Intel on Monday sharply criticized the European Commission, which found it guilty of anticompetitive behavior, accusing the regulator of being selective with evidence it looked at and, essentially, setting out to find the company guilty.
Intel's statement came on the same day the EC released a document that detailed e-mail exchanges between Intel and computer manufacturers. EC antitrust officials described the e-mail exchanges as "smoking gun" evidence in the probe, which resulted in the chip maker being fined $1.45 billion in May.
EU publishes evidence to back up €1bn Intel fine
European regulators have published evidence of anti-competitive behaviour by Intel, as arguments continue over the record €1.06bn (£960m) fine levied against the computer chip maker.
In May, the European Commission announced that its long investigation into Intel's business practices would result the largest fine ever doled out in a European antitrust case. The Silicon Valley company rejected the findings - suggesting bluntly that "the decision is wrong" - and launched an appeal, leading the two groups to enter into a public relations war against each other.
EU publishes its case against Intel
The European Commission has published a non-confidential version of its Intel Decision, under which the chip maker was fined a record $ 1.45bn