Feeds

EU nixes Intel delay play

Anti-compete suit re-tracked

Security for virtualized datacentres

Adding to Intel's recent woes, the EU will not give the chipmaker more document-gathering time as it battles accusations of anti-competitive behavior.

Last July, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections (SO) that accused Intel of such anti-competitive maneuvers as paying rebates to a retailer to carry only PCs with Intel inside, paying an OEM to slow down their plans to launch AMD-based machines, and offering rebates to that same OEM if they'd only build Intel-based laptops.

Intel responded to the SO by saying that it had done nothing illegal and that it was clear "the allegations stem from the same set of complaints that our competitor, AMD, has been making to regulators and courts around the world for more than ten years."

Then, in October, Chipzilla filed an appeal with Europe's Court of First Instance that had the effect of pausing the procedures. At that time, Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said the appeal was related to Intel's ability to conduct a full defense.

But today, Reuters reports, EU rejected Intel's bid for a delay, thus preventing Chipzilla from acquiring more documents from AMD to support its defense.

AMD, as might be guessed, is as pleased as Intel is discomfited. The company - also reeling from the unrelenting Meltdown - issuing a statement saying that "The [EU] order is entirely consistent with the continuous and clear case law on this issue and Intel's appeal was simply an attempt to delay the Commission's decision making process."

The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but the EU is trying to speed things up a bit. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign
Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC
And ISPs should nab 'em on our behalf
Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge
Charlie Shrem plea deal could still get him five YEARS in chokey
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.