Feds to widen Intel case

Chipsets, motherboards, what next?

US reports said that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will expand its anti-trust case against chip giant Intel when proceedings open next month. The FTC will now claim that Intel put the muscle on Silicon Graphics and Micron, while the reports, at News Com say that the goliath has also harmed the market for motherboards and chipsets. That may not be the end of it. After AMD last week complained it was being hurt by price competition, the FTC may also look at how fair Intel's strategy is. Last Friday, lawyers acting on behalf of Intel tried to limit the action but a judge rejected that claim. The action starts on March the 9th, unless it is postponed again. ®

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