Feeds

US DoJ probes GPU biz antitrust allegations

AMD subpoenaed

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The US Department of Justice is investigating claims of anti-trust activity in the graphics chip and add-in card markets, it has emerged. AMD yesterday said it had been subpoena'd by the DoJ as a result of its acquisition of ATI.

The chip maker stressed the DoJ has not made any specific allegations against it or against ATI. It also said it would co-operate with the organisation's anti-trust investigators.

At this stage, it's not known what claims the DoJ is looking into. Usually this kind of probe centres on attempts to fix prices. It's possible an ATI or AMD rival has alleged foul play in relation to the two companies' merger, announced in June and completed in October, but since the acquisition was cleared by regulators, that seems unlikely.

The DoJ is likely gathering information to allow it to judge whether the allegations made to it have sufficient merit to warrant a full-scale investigation.

Over the past few months the DoJ has supboena'd a number of SRAM manufacturers, part of a investigation into price-fixing allegations made against a number of market participants. ®

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.