Otellini wants to get his side of the story out
dug in its heals and says it's looking forward to its day in
court, as it tries to appeal a massive €1.06 billion fine levied
against the outfit by EU antitrust regulators last May.
"I can't wait to get our side of the story out in the public," said
Intel President Paul Otellini in a talk with the BBC. Otellini added
that he believes the EC got it wrong, and that Intel will win the
appeal. Commenting the fact that Intel was precluding from releasing
its own documents, Otellini said: "In the Intel case I think they have
The European Commission found that Intel paid OEMs to stay away from
AMD chips and gave illegal rebates to a retailer to stop selling AMD
parts. Intel maintains that it did nothing illegal, defending the
rebates by arguing OEMs approached Intel looking for price cuts.
Recently Intel spinners simply blamed the issue on AMD, in part at
least, as they believe AMD simply lost market share due to
uncompetitive products. Intel currently holds around 80 percent of the
market, while AMD has to make do with around 20.
Intel tries to annul EC's €1.06 billion fine