EU steps towards regulating Intel

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Shane

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6918975.stm
    Intel abused its dominant position in Europe by giving customers incentives
    to favour its products over those of its main competitor, regulators
    allege.

    The initial findings of a probe by the European Commission has concluded the
    chip firm engaged in anti-competitive action to thwart principal rival AMD.

    Regulators have the power to fine Intel up to 10% of annual turnover if they
    find it guilty of stifling competition.

    Intel said it was "confident" it had acted lawfully.

    Inducements

    Outlining its case against Intel, the Commission said it believed its
    conduct had been "aimed at excluding AMD from the market".

    It accused the world's largest chipmaker of giving rebates to customers
    provided they bought Intel products and offering incentives to companies to
    delay or cancel products containing AMD technology.

    Furthermore, it said Intel had offered microchips for computer servers at
    below cost.
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