Intel Probe May Be Sign Of New Attitude At FTC

Law360, New York (June 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The launch of a formal probe into Intel Corp.'s sales practices in the microprocessor market by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has left many wondering whether the agency's seeming change of heart suggests that a new attitude toward investigations is at work at the FTC.

On Friday, semiconductor giant Intel revealed it had been subpoenaed by the FTC, indicating the start of a formal probe. Critics of Intel's dealings, particularly rival Advanced Micro Devices, have long pushed the agency to start a formal probe of the...
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