A federal judge has dismissed a large portion of AMD’s antitrust lawsuit against Intel, saying US law does not cover many of AMD’s claims. The decision by Judge Joseph Farnan of the US District Court in Delaware follows several quarters in which AMD, the world’s number-two maker of chips used in personal computers, had taken business from its larger rival.
Judge Dismisses Part of AMD’s Intel Claim
2006-09-27 Legal 8 Comments
“At best, he said AMD’s allegations described activity that might have had “ripple effects” in the US, but not enough to give rise to an antitrust claim.”
I’m sure at one point Microsoft’s moves were only ripples and now look at the flogging they get. Even though this said in the context of the US, I wonder if the EU would be interested in taking a look to see if they can nip it in the bud before it becomes a problem..
Or, will they just wait, issue large fines and wonder how did it get so bad?
Edited 2006-09-27 23:25
Maybe AMD can go back to competing on quality and price instead of lawyers.