The EU Commission conditionally approves the proposed acquisition of an IT security company by the world-leading CPU manufacturer (Intel / McAfee)

Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2011* Also on 26 January 2011, the European Commission approved the proposed acquisition of McAfee, a vendor of information technology security, by Intel, both of the US. The approval is conditional on a set of commitments ensuring fair competition between the parties and their competitors in the field of computer security, a growing concern due to the exponential rise in malware such as viruses. The Commission was concerned that rival IT security products could be excluded from the marketplace, given Intel‘s strong presence in the world markets for computer

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John Gatti, The EU Commission conditionally approves the proposed acquisition of an IT security company by the world-leading CPU manufacturer (Intel / McAfee), 26 January 2011, e-Competitions January 2011, Art. N° 48007

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