EC Accuses Intel Of Pushing Out AMD

Law360, New York (July 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has accused microchip maker Intel Corp. of trying to muscle rival Advanced Micro Devices out of the market for certain computer processing units.

Regulators sent a formal statement of objections to Intel on Thursday, alleging that the company had violated Commission rules on abuse of dominant position. The Commission said that Intel, which controls 80% of the global market for CPU microchips, engaged in three types of market abuse.

“First, Intel has provided substantial rebates to various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) conditional on...
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