Monday, August 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Alienware Brings Liquid Cooling and Dynamic Overclocking to Holiday Lineup
Razer Launches Wildcat Xbox One Controller And Upgraded Nabu Smartband
Workstation Market Shippments Rebound In Q2
Google Will Help You Find Your Plumber
IFA 2015: What We Know So Far
Acer Liquid Z410 And Liquid Jade Z Phones Released
Huawei Honor Phones Coming To Europe
AMD Radeon R9 370X Graphics Card Launched In Asia
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > EU will...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, September 11, 2006
EU will widen its Intel probe


EU is widening an antitrust review of Intel to see whether it pressured an electronics retailer to exclude rival AMD

The relationship between chipmaker Intel and German company Metro AG's Media Markt had been under investigation by that country's Bundeskartellamt competition agency following a complaint by AMD, but the Commission is taking over the case.

"We have liaised with the Bundeskartellamt and come to a common understanding that it would make more sense if these charges could be dealt with by the European Commission," spokesman Jonathan Todd said on Monday.

Todd said the transfer was made "bearing in mind that (the suspected actions) seem to belong to a set of practices that is already under scrutiny by the Commission", that is, "a range of tactics used by Intel to limit the market share of AMD".

The German agency also confirmed that the case was being transferred, saying it wanted to avoid duplication.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said: "We believe our activities are lawful, and we have been cooperating with the German authorities and we have been cooperating with the staff at the Commission and will continue to do so."

The European Union's executive arm was already looking at whether Intel pressured computer makers to prevent AMD from gaining market share.

Intel and AMD are the sole makers of the central processing unit chips at the heart of the more than 500 million Windows PCs worldwide. Intel holds roughly 80% of the market.

AMD has complained to the Commission that Intel used anti-competitive tactics to prevent it from moving much beyond a 20% market share by value.

Still, Intel announced this month that it would cut 10,500 jobs, about 10% of its workforce, in the face of increasing competition from AMD.


Previous
Next
New JVC Display Technology Delivers 10,000:1 Native Contast Ratio        All News        HTC shows off BlackBerry and iPAQ killers
Sky hit by return of Windows Media DRM crack     General Computing News      Skype Announces Calls to All Landlines in France Are Free

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
AMD Radeon R9 370X Graphics Card Launched In Asia
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card Shipping September 10th
AMD Showcases Graphics, Energy Efficient Computing and Die-Stacking Technologies At Hot Chips
Intel Talks About Skylake At IDF
Intel Outlines Expanded RealSense And Optane Technologies At IDF
GPU shipments Dropped During The Quarter, Both AMD And Nvidia Slipped
Intel To Bring Xeon Processors to Notebook PCs
Researcher Discovers Flaw in Intel Processors
This Tool May Unlock The Disabled Cores Of Your GPU
Intel Teases With Skylake Processor Family and Z170 Express Chipset Debut
Intel Releases 3rd Gen Wireless-AC 8260 for Windows 10
Intel Skylake Processors To Provide Significant Graphics Boost

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .