Intel Sued by FTC Over Monopoly Issues

Despite Intel's $1.25 billion settlement with AMD being already paid, the world's largest chipmaker's headaches are far from over.

Today the U.S. Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust suit against Intel for anticompetitive practices.

"Intel has engaged in a deliberate campaign to hamstring competitive threats to its monopoly," said Richard A. Feinstein, director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition. "It's been running roughshod over the principles of fair play and the laws protecting competition on the merits."

The FTC expects that the complaint will be heard by an FTC administrative law judge next September, Bloomberg reported.

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  • Abrahm
    Why does it seem like everything "consumer advocacy" groups do has less to do with helping the consumer and more to do with milking money out of companies?
  • ram1009
    nicklasd87How is this lawsuit helping the consumers? I don't think I will see a dime of the outcome...



    Do you actually not understand how competition helps consumers?
  • nicklasd87
    How is this lawsuit helping the consumers? I don't think I will see a dime of the outcome...
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  • Anonymous
    Good Lord man!

    Don't those greedy 'turds have any common sense in their heads?

    Intel and AMD already straightened things out and that 1.25 Billion dollar fine really had to hurt.

    Is the FTC really trying to kill Intel or just do away with their ability to drive innovation to come out with newer processors and other products?
  • Abrahm
    Why does it seem like everything "consumer advocacy" groups do has less to do with helping the consumer and more to do with milking money out of companies?
  • logitic
    Is FTC the new Rambus?