Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2007 09:45 UTC, submitted by JK
Intel "As suspected, the European Union formally lodged antitrust charges against Intel, accusing the CPU maker of using illegal methods to compete against its main rival AMD. "I can confirm the statement of objections has been sent," European Commission spokesperson Ton Van Lierop said in a statement given to Reuters. This action represents the culmination of years of antitrust investigation by the EU - and is likely beginning of a very unpleasant experience for Intel. While the exact Statement of Objection has not yet been made public, the EU charges that Intel used illegal methods to coerce OEM computer manufacturers to ship systems with Intel rather than AMD processors."
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by Simon Gray on Fri 27th Jul 2007 14:23 UTC in reply to "Blah..."
Simon Gray
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Funny how there was a case in the US as well. Funny how AMD is an American company. Funny how a major European company was recently fined 1 billion+ by the oh so anti-American EU.

In fact, the only funny thing about this is the fact that the trade and anti-monopoly laws in the US are completely insufficient, but somewhat functioning in Europe. That's kinda funny, don't you think?

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