The US FTC settles charges of anticompetitive conduct against a manufacturer of computer chips (Intel)

FTC settles complaint against Intel* On 4 August 2010 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a settlement with Intel Corp. on charges that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by engaging in unfair methods of competition and deceptive acts and practices in commerce, including but not limited to exclusionary conduct subject to Section 2 of the Sherman Act. According to the FTC’s complaint, Intel unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the relevant Central Processing Unit (“CPU”) markets and attempted to acquire a monopoly in the relevant Graphics Processing Unit (“GPU”) markets as well as made deceptive disclosures regarding its compilers and the performance of CPUs (see Newsletter

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