The US District Court for the District of Delaware ruled that consumers have not been hurt by Intel's marketing practices, as court official Vincent Poppiti found that the discounts Intel gave to deter manufacturers from using AMD chips helped keep prices down. The plaintiffs intend to appeal the decision.
The US District Court for the District of Delaware refused to allow the suit - which originated as two dozen individual cases - to gain class-action status.
had alleged that Intel was using discounts to deter manufacturers from using AMD chips.
But court official Vincent Poppiti, brought in as a 'special master' to review the allegations, said that the discounts helped keep prices down. Many manufacturers, he said, passed the savings on to consumers.