AMD responds to details of Intel's antitrust violations

Chipmaker AMD has predicts that other cases against Intel will take place, starting with its civil suit.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor

Following the European Commission's publication on Monday of how Intel broke anticompetition laws, rival chipmaker AMD--the wronged party in this particular case--has predicted further revelations stemming from other cases.

"This is the first time Intel has had to confront now publicly available facts of its illegal behavior and it won’t be the last," AMD legal chief Tom McCoy said in a statement.

"The U.S. FTC and New York Attorney General's continuing investigations and AMD's civil case against Intel will provide other clear demonstrations of Intel breaking the law--the next steps toward bringing consumer choice to the marketplace."

Intel, meanwhile, had its own response to the publication of evidence showing precisely how it used illegal rebates and payments to dissuade PC manufacturers and retailers from stocking AMD products.

In a statement, Intel said it was "convinced that the Commission's conclusions regarding [Intel's] business practices are wrong, both factually and legally".

"Intel has appealed the Commission's decision," the company said. "We are committed to ethical business behavior and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations governing business practices. Intel has adhered to those standards and acted legally at all times in this matter."

This article was first published as a blog post on ZDNet UK.

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