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.

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Posted by Peter Varhol on October 23, 2007 at 11:57 AM