Intel charged for software tweak to slow rival chips
Posted: 18 Dec 2009
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Intel for allegedly illegally using its dominant market position to stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Intel Corp., alleging the chip giant for a decade of illegally using its dominant market position to stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly.
The FTC also alleged that Intel may have redesigned its software to degrade the performance of rival chips.
The FTC complaint alleges that Intel has deprived consumers of choice and innovation in microprocessors through a systematic campaign to shut out competing chips—such as those from rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800592836_499495_NT_72f41189.HTMclick_from=8800038644,9949906143,2009-12-18,EEOL,ARTICLE_ALERT