Intel's CEO insists the EU overstepped the line by publishing yesterday's smoking gun email correspondence between the company and computer manufacturers.
The BBC today reports that Intel is looking forward to the day when it can stand before a court of law and appeal the European Union's ruling. Intel CEO Paul Otellini spoke to BBC News following his keynote address at IDF yesterday afternoon.
"I can't wait to get our side of the story out in the public" Otellini said. "I continue to believe and assert they (the European Commission) have got it wrong. We have appealed and we will win on appeal."
The EU yesterday posted the details of rebates Intel offered to manufacturers in exchange for not stocking AMD products or delaying and sometimes canceling AMD product launches. According to the Beeb, Otellini said yesterday, "EU prosecutors have consistently ignored information that would have painted an entirely different story about those memos."
"We are precluded from releasing our own documents, which I thought was a bit unfair," said Mr. Otellini. "In the Intel case I think they have certainly overstepped."