AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

EU files extra complaints against Intel

updated 03:25 pm EDT, Thu July 17, 2008

EU Charges Intel Again

The European Union's European Commission on Thursday filed its previously rumored additional complaints about Intel's practices. The Statement of Objections argues that Intel offered discounts to European resellers in exchange for either delaying, limiting, or completely eliminating AMD-based systems from their lineup. This unfairly prevented AMD from getting a foothold in the market, the Commission says.

The regulatory body also contends that the complaint gains weight through earlier accusations leveled against Intel, which include assertions that it knowingly priced chips below what AMD could reasonably offer. These paint the picture of a concerted effort to exclude AMD from Europe, the Commission says.

Intel has until July 25th to respond and may face fines as steep as 10 percent of its yearly income if the complaint stands. No formal responses have been made to the complaint, though the semiconductor firm has routinely insisted that all its practices were within the law.

The South Korean government has already found Intel responsible for similar practices in its own country and fined the American company $25.4 million last month.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented