Intel braced for competition fine

Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker by sales, is bracing itself for one of the heaviest penalties levied in Europe for anti-competitive behaviour. The European Union is expected formally to approve action against Intel at its weekly meeting of commissioners on Wednesday.

It will be the climax of a near-decade-long investigation into the group's marketing practices. Lawyers say the fine could top those heaped on Microsoft, which, combined, exceeded 1bn Euros($1.36bn).

The Intel investigation dates back to 2000, when its closest rival, Advanced Micro Devices, filed a complaint that it was being driven out of the market by Intel's practices.

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likedamaster3815d ago

I hope justice is served. Although I've always liked Intel more, AMD has a right to compete. My 2 pennies.