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EC criticised over Intel case

The European Union Ombudsman has accused competition regulators of poor record keeping over aspects of the recent anti-trust case against Intel. The report, which won't have any impact on the verdict or on Intel's €1.06bn fine, is yet to be published but is expected to accuse the competition commission of "maladministration". …
John Oates, 10 Aug 2009
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US Intel case delayed again

The Intel AMD antitrust case has been delayed and now won't be heard until 2010. The case is being heard in the District Court in Delaware and will now start in February 2010 rather than April 2009. The original case was brought in 2005 and accused Intel of offering discounts to computer makers who pledged not to use AMD chips …
John Oates, 06 Jun 2008
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EU circulates 'draft' Intel verdict, readies fine

The European Commission has sent a draft verdict on the Intel case to member states' competition authorities for their consideration. The 500-page document suggests we could have an official verdict in weeks. The briefing for national authorities will be followed by meetings to debate the size of the fine Intel would pay and …
John Oates, 23 Apr 2009
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AMD rejects request to send Intel case to California

AMD has formally requested its legal battle with Intel not be bundled up with a series of consumer class actions against the chip giant, court documents seen by The Register reveal. Separately, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has ordered a hearing to be held on 29 September to consider the requests …
Tony Smith, 18 Aug 2005
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Intel case called off – as predicted here

The case between US .gov and Intel has fallen over, as first predicted here. As revealed here earlier, Intel would never go through with the public humiliation of a court trial. On the 22nd of February, The Register had information to this effect. (Story: Intel to surrender to higher US authorities) This leaves one question, and …
Mike Magee, 08 Mar 1999
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Feds to widen Intel case

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 …
A staffer, 10 Feb 1999
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First fisticuffs fly in Intel-Intergraph action

The first real sign of action in an anti-trust suit against Intel took place in the US yesterday when Intergraph lawyers crossed swords with their counterparts at the chip giant. According to US reports, Intel lawyers asked a circuit court judge in Washington to overturn a decision by a district court judge Edwin Nelson that it …
Mike Magee, 10 Dec 1998
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Intergraph to pursue Intel to bitter end

One of the witnesses in the FTC case versus Intel, which was dropped yesterday, said it will carry on with its own anti-trust case against the chip giant. Intergraph said it hoped Intel would now change its behaviour to give "fair and equal treatment" to its partners and said it also hoped that the chip giant will now behave …
Mike Magee, 09 Mar 1999
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Intel sues patent ‘parasite’

Intel yesterday brought its significant legal weaponry to bear on little known technology company EMI Group North America. Its beef: that EMI's failed attempt to sue Intel for patent infringement was malicious -- and the company needs a good slapping. Chipzilla's suit against EMI, which demands $4.5 million in damages, …
Tony Smith, 28 Jul 1999
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Intel-FTC settlement ignores price fork

Before Intel reached its infamous settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week, there were rumours that further investigations into how it priced its processors were under way. We are still waiting for the final ratification by the board of the FTC of the agreement, but perhaps they might care to reflect that …
Mike Magee, 23 Mar 1999
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Intel sidesteps FTC probe

Free at Last? Image (c) The Register 1999 The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was supposed to begin its legal case against Intel Tuesday but reached a settlement late Monday, thus denying us the courtroom dramas witnessed in the trial between the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Microsoft. The FTC had based its case on the …
Mike Magee, 09 Mar 1999
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Intel in 1999 – Mother Shipton beckons

There’s a Sanskrit word called samsara, highjacked by perfume company Guerlain for smelly stuff, which is richly expressive of the nature of chip giant Intel. The word is made up of two parts, sam which means “together” and sara which means flowing, so expressing the idea of this world being a ceaseless round of movement. At The …
Mike Magee, 29 Dec 1998
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AMD names Athlon follow up Barton after judge

AMD has confirmed our suspicions that the successor to the Athlon, Barton, will ship in the second half of next year. According to EBN, Barton has been knocked back six months alongside Claw Hammer, in order for both to be produced in 0.13 micron with SOI (Silicon On Insulator) technology. But the hell with that, for the moment …
John Lettice, 07 May 2001