Intel Responds to the EU's Publishing of Evidence

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."

To read more about the emails published, check out yesterday's piece. To read Paul Otellini's comments to the BBC, click here.

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  • neiroatopelcc
    This is not something for fanboys to fight over, it's something politicians and comporate entities have to fight over.
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  • dman3k
    LOL, Intel fanboys supporting intel's monopolist actions. Who'd knew???

    Let's use our superior market holding with inferior products to force our competitors out of business! Remember the majority of this happened during the AMD K6/K9/Athlon vs Intel Pentium 2/3/4 days.

    AMD had the superior products but just couldn't penetrate the market. Imagine if they were able to get their share of the market at the time. More than likely they'll have a better processor than the Core i7's. AMD just cannot compete because they do not have the money right now.
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  • Liandros
    It was more like "If you only sell my product, I will give you a discount. If you sell the competitors product, we will stop selling to you"

    When they threaten to hurt companies "all lines of business" and threatened to lose their income because intel decides not to sell to them if they sell AMD, then that's a BIG problem.
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  • Montezuma
    Oh, I cannot wait for more AMD fanboys to flame Intel a little more. It always makes me laugh to watch hypocrisy in progress.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    This is not something for fanboys to fight over, it's something politicians and comporate entities have to fight over.
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  • randomizer
    Intel need to be burnt for what they've done, but preferably by some other government body.
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