Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:00

Intel tries to annul EC's ?1.06 billion fine

Written by

Image

Blames AMD for everything

 

After filing an appeal against the European Commission's €1.06 billion fine in July, Intel has gone one step further, petitioning the European Union's Court of First Instance to have the fine thrown out.

In a strange the-dog-ate-my-homework twist, Intel is blaming the AMD gang for the whole mess. Intel argues that Eurocrats got it all wrong in their investigation, that Intel never harmed consumers, that it loves babies, puppies, stands for world peace and that it's all AMD's fault, as it had no competitive products.

Intel was accused of using discounts and rebates to keep AMD-based products of the market, but Intel argues that it was all AMD's fault. Intel is blaming AMD's own shortcomings for the company's market share slump. Intel is also citing a Dell executive who basically said the outfit wasn't using AMD chips because they were pants, not because Intel was paying them not to.

It seems, however, that EC investigators weren't too happy to share all their findings with Intel, including the Dell statement, and they simply tucked some evidence away. Intel is using this fact to prove that the investigation was flawed from the beginning.

It's not clear when the Court will consider Intel's appeal, but we're bound to see some interesting statements from both Intel and AMD on the matter.

Last modified on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:01

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments