E.U. To Include Fresh AMD Claims In Overall Probe

Law360 (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Still investigating Intel Corp.’s allegedly anti-competitive behavior, the European Commission is broadening its probe to see whether the microprocessor giant pressured German retailer Metro AG not to sell computer chips made by its nemesis, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

E.U. spokesman Jonathan Todd confirmed to Dow Jones that the Commission was investigating Metro’s Media Market subsidiary as part of its larger investigation into Intel.

"The Commission is concerned that Intel has been putting pressure on Media Market not to stock computers that include AMD chips as opposed...
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