FTC Declines a Full Investigation of Intel
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission declined
to open a formal investigation of Intel
in ongoing antitrust queries targeting
the leading chip supplier. Despite a formal investigation by the EU and a massive
lawsuit filed by AMD, the FTC is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the case.
The antitrust violations against Intel allege that the maker of chips for personal
computers and servers is offering large discounts to computer makers in exchange
for them not using competitive products. The argument is that Intel provides
system vendors steeper discounts for processors if they use few or no AMD chips.
Do you use AMD products? Do you have a preference for your processors? Tell
me your tale at [email protected].
Posted by Peter Varhol on October 23, 2007