Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Raises 3rd Quarter Lobbying But Spending Falls Behind AT&T
Kingston Ships the HyperX Alloy FPS Gaming Keyboard
Portrait Mode Available on iPhone 7 Plus With iOS 10.1
Android Devices Vulnerable To Physical RAM Attack
Nokia Phones To Reborn In India Next Year, Hon Hai to Manufacture Them
New Lenovo Systems Commercial Desktops and Notebooks Are Featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors
Apple Watch Nike+ Arrives Friday, October 28
These Are The New Xbox One S Bundles For This Holiday
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > AMD Fil...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, June 28, 2005
AMD Files Antitrust Complaint Against Intel

AMD filed today an antitrust complaint against Intel yesterday in U.S. federal district court. In a 48-page complaint, AMD accuses Intel that it has unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the x86 microprocessor market by engaging in worldwide coercion of customers from dealing with AMD.

AMD identifies 38 companies that have been victims of coercion by Intel including large scale computer-makers, small system-builders, wholesale distributors, and retailers, through seven types of illegality across three continents.

This litigation follows a recent ruling from the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC), which found that Intel abused its monopoly power to exclude fair and open competition, violating Section 3 of Japan?s Antimonopoly Act.

The European Commission has stated that it is pursuing an investigation against Intel for similar possible antitrust violations and is cooperating with the Japanese authorities.

The case pits Intel's main rival against the world's largest manufacturer of microprocessors in what could be a long and tough legal fight.

The 48-page complaint details numerous examples of what Diamond describes as "a pervasive, global scheme to coerce Intel customers from freely dealing with AMD to the detriment of customers and consumers worldwide." According to the complaint, Intel has unlawfully maintained its monopoly by, among other things:

- Forcing major customers such as Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Gateway, and Hitachi into Intel-exclusive deals in return for outright cash payments.

- Forcing other major customers such as NEC, Acer, and Fujitsu into partial exclusivity agreements by conditioning rebates, allowances and market development funds (MDF) on customers' agreement to severely limit or forego entirely purchases from AMD.

- Threatening retaliation against customers for introducing AMD computer platforms, particularly in strategic market segments such as commercial desktop.

- Establishing and enforcing quotas among key retailers such as Best Buy and Circuit City, effectively requiring them to stock overwhelmingly or exclusively, Intel computers, artificially limiting consumer choice.

- Forcing PC makers and tech partners to boycott AMD product launches or promotions;

- Abusing its market power by forcing on the industry technical standards and products that have as their main purpose the handicapping of AMD in the marketplace.

To view the full text of the complaint, please visit http://www.amd.com/breakfree.

Apple Updates iTunes Music System, Adds Podcast        All News        Intel Introduces Celeron(R) D Processors
Apple Updates iTunes Music System, Adds Podcast     General Computing News      Supreme Court Rules Against P2P Networks

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New Lenovo Systems Commercial Desktops and Notebooks Are Featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors
AMD Revenue Forecast Falls Short of Estimates
Intel Reports Strong Quarterly Revenue
DENSO and Toshiba to Develop Artificial Intelligence Technology, Deep Neural Network-IP, for Image Recognition Systems
AMD Details Radeon Pro Pipeline for VR Content Creation
AMD Collaborates with Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Cloud Computing Services Based on AMD Radeon Pro GPUs
SK Hynix Enters Collaboration to Develop Neuromorphic Chip
Intel Announces The Falcon 8+ Commercial Drone
Samsung to Acquire AI Firm Viv, Creators Of Apple's Siri
Intel Starts Sampling Stratix 10 FPGA For Smart and Connected Devices, Aero board And robotics kit Also Released
Intel’s New Consumer Security Lineup Extends Use of the Cloud to Protect Against Emerging Threats
AMD To Launch Zen Platform At CES 2017, New Socket-compatible 7th Generation Pro chips Launch Now

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .