New York state launched a formal investigation of Intel Corp on Thursday, to determine if the world's No. 1 chipmaker broke state and U.S. antitrust laws to squeeze out its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.More info at Reuters.
New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said his office issued a broad subpoena seeking information after a preliminary probe raised questions about whether Intel coerced customers to exclude AMD from the worldwide market for microprocessors, the main computing engines of PCs.
Intel is facing similar investigations in Europe and Asia, although federal antitrust enforcers in Washington have so far declined to take up the matter.
New York to investigate Intel
Posted on Friday, Jan 11 2008 @ 17:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck