The US Federal Trade Commission settles antitrust charges against a leading microprocessor manufacturer (Intel)

On October 29, 2010, following a public comment period, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “Commission”) approved the final decision and order settling the antitrust charges against Intel Corp. (“Intel”) for allegedly stifling competition in certain microprocessors markets [1]. The proposed settlement of August 4, 2010 concluded the Commission's multi-year investigation into Intel‘s commercial practices and the on-going administrative litigation launched on December 16, 2009 [2]. The Commission's settlement is the last in a string of enforcement actions (in Japan, South Korea, the European Union, and in the District Court of Delaware filed by the New York State Attorney General) and private actions (initiated by rivals AMD and Nvidia) against the microprocessors giant. The foreign

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Anna A. Chehtova, The US Federal Trade Commission settles antitrust charges against a leading microprocessor manufacturer (Intel), 29 November 2010, e-Competitions November 2010, Art. N° 33896

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