Implications Of The FTC's Intel Settlement

Law360, New York (August 23, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 4, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission approved a settlement with Intel Corp., resolving antitrust claims against the company that it had stifled competition in order to bolster its dominant position in the markets for central processing units (CPUs), graphics processing units (GPUs) and chipsets.

Intel, the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, which controls approximately 80 percent of the market for CPUs and 50 percent of the market for GPUs, was sued by the FTC in December 2009.

According to the FTC’s complaint, Intel’s conduct...
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