Intel to face new EU antitrust charges

by admin July 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Intel is expected to face new antitrust charges from European regulators in an ongoing probe relating to claims that it abused its dominant position in the region. The new allegations, according to a Wall Street Journal report, will further focus on Intel’s supposed use of financial incentives to convince European retailers of scrapping or delaying the launch of machines fitted with AMD chips.

Intel said it was cooperating with the investigation but continues to publicly claim its pricing structure and incentive programs are both lawful and benefit consumers by lowering computer prices.

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