E.C. Raids Samsung Offices Amid SRAM Probe

Law360, New York (November 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chip manufacturer, said its German offices were raided last month as part of a wider European Union investigation into alleged price-fixing of static random access memory (SRAM) chips.

Samsung Germany said its offices were raided on Oct. 11, and that it was cooperating fully with the investigation.

The European Commission confirmed Tuesday that Commission officials “carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several SRAM producers in Germany,” along with national competition regulators.

The Commission said it was looking...
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