AMD's legal case against Intel rumbles on

Intel and AMD are to meet in court next month as AMD’s anti-trust case against its larger rival rumbles on.

Intel and AMD are to meet in court next month as AMD’s anti-trust case against its larger rival rumbles on.

The pair will attend a case management conference on 20 April to exchange information about what type of areas they plan to cover in their case, and to give an indication as to how much court time they may need.

AMD has accused Intel of anti-competitive behaviour in the chip supply market.

It claims that Intel has used illegal methods to ensure PC manufacturers and resellers back Intel-driven products, including unfair discounting in return for boycotting AMD chips, and threats. Intel has denied the claims.

After AMD was allowed to bring its case, both the European Commission and regulators in Korea said they would take a look at Intel’s actions in their own territories.

Last year, Japanese regulators found against Intel over the way it behaved in the market. Although Intel was not fined for any anti-competitive behaviour it agreed to change its rebate procedures.

AMD is claiming damages and is seeking an order to prevent Intel from continuing the alleged unfair market practices.

Because of the amount of documents and the number of witnesses that have to be organised, the case may not actually start until the early part of next year.


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