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EU's Antitrust Commision decision on Intel

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#1 wondergod


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:32 AM

The European Commission has today published a non-confidential version of its Intel Decision, adopted on 13 May 2009 ( IP/09/745 and MEMO/09/235 ), together with a summary of the key elements of the Decision. That Decision found that Intel broke EC Treaty antitrust rules (Article 82) by engaging in two types of illegal practice to exclude competitors from the market for computer chips called x86 central processing units (CPUs). These practices harmed consumers throughout the EEA. By undermining its competitors� ability to compete on the merits of their products, Intel�s actions undermined competition, reduced consumer choice and hindered innovation. On the basis of a significant amount of contemporaneous evidence and company statements, the Decision demonstrates how Intel broke the law.

From Dell circa Feb 2003

[Intel Senior executive] are prepared for [all-out war] 1 if Dell joins the AMD exodus. We get ZERO MCP [name of Intel rebate to Dell] for at least one quarter while Intel 'investigates the details' (...) We'll also have to bite and scratch to even hold 50%, including a commitment to NOT ship in Corporate. If we go in Opti [Dell product series for corporate customers] , they cut it to <20% and use the added MCP to compete against us. ".

From HP July 2002

PLEASE DO NOT� communicate to the regions, your team members or AMD that we are constrained to 5% AMD by pursuing the Intel agreement

From Lenovo December 2006

Late last week Lenovo cut a lucrative deal with Intel. As a result of this, we will not be introducing AMD based products in 2007 for our Notebook products.

Here is the fun part of the article...AMD being a growing threat and even Intel recognizing it

AMD improved its product offerings dramatically with the introduction of its successful Opteron processor

Opteron is real threat today� Opteron-based single WS [Workstation] benchmarks beat [Intel's] Xeon in all cases.

Full article here:
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#2 DarkShadow


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:52 AM

Intel had it coming, but I'm very surprised Asia and the US markets aren't coming down on Intel yet because the same happened there.
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