Bit Tech reports rumors are circulating on the web that the US Federal Trade Commission is close to filing a complaint against Intel for allegedly anti-competitive practices:
According to an article over on V3.co.uk, the FTC - which began an investigation into the chip giant's practices last year - is leaning three to four in favour of filing a complaint against Intel.
An un-named source is quoted as saying that "they're [the FTC] are close. They said it could be a matter of weeks or a matter of months when the vote happens.."
If the FTC do file a complaint against the company, it could lead to another whopper fine such as that levied against the company by the European Union in May after a similar investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices - costing the company £948 million, which Intel is currently appealing.