Here we go again
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged
Intel of using its dominant market position to undermine is smaller,
The Feds argue Intel used illegal practices to make life harder for its
competitors, such as preferential pricing and treatment of partners who
chose to stay Intel exclusive. In case this sounds eerily familiar, it's worth noting the
European Commission accused Intel of practically the same practices and
in the end slapped the chipmaker with a $1.45 billion fine.
As if that wasn't enough, Intel recently settled its dispute with rival
chipmaker AMD and the green outfit walked out with
$1.25 billion greenbacks in its pocket. Intel is also embroiled in a chipset
licensing dispute with yet another green company, Nvidia.
As the EC, FTC, AMD and Nvidia weren't enough, Intel is currently
facing serious antitrust cases in South Korea and New York State. Now
if you'll excuse me, I'm off to sue Intel, get a ridiculous settlement
and quit Fudzilla, or better yet, buy it and sack that obnoxious sub.ed. of ours. (Good luck, looking forward to suing you right back. sub.ed.)