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|AMD Supports European Commission’s Dawn Intel Raids For Possible
SUNNYVALE, CA -AMD released the following statement today regarding
the European Commission’s dawn Intel raids across Europe:
“Today’s dawn raids should come as good news to
consumers across Europe,” said Thomas M. McCoy, AMD executive vice president, legal affairs and chief administrative
officer. “Every computer user has a strong interest in ensuring that the full truth about Intel’s anti-competitive
abuses is revealed and corrected. The European Commission dawn raids show that Intel cannot and should not escape
the scrutiny of antitrust officials around the world – nor can Intel escape the consequences of its anti-competitive
actions, which raise prices, threaten innovation and harm consumers.”
Today’s action takes place
against a backdrop of increasing scrutiny of Intel’s business practices.
AMD filed a 48-page
complaint in U.S. federal district court against Intel on June 27th, explaining in detail how Intel has unlawfully
maintained its monopoly in the x86 microprocessor market by engaging in worldwide coercion of customers from dealing
with AMD. It identifies 38 companies that have been victims of coercion by Intel – including large scale
computer-makers, small system-builders, wholesale distributors, and retailers, through seven types of illegality
across three continents. AMD’s complaint is available for download at https://www.amd.com/breakfree.
The U.S. litigation follows a recent ruling from the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) on March 8, which
found that Intel abused its monopoly power to exclude fair and open competition, violating Section 3 of Japan’s
Antimonopoly Act. These findings reveal that Intel deliberately engaged in illegal business practices to stop AMD’s
increasing market share by imposing limitations on Japanese PC manufacturers. Intel did not contest these
AMD Japan filed two claims on June 30 two claims against Intel Corporation’s Japanese
subsidiary, Intel K.K., in the Tokyo High Court and the Tokyo District Court for damages arising from violations of
Japan’s Antimonopoly Act.
The suit in the Tokyo High Court seeks US$50 million (approx. 5.5
billion yen) in damages, following on the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)’s findings.
additional suit filed at the Tokyo District Court level seeks to recover millions of dollars in damages for various
anticompetitive acts in addition to what is covered in the scope of the JFTC Recommendation.
have illustrated specifics of Intel’s anti-competitive abuses in our 48-page antitrust complaint.” Mr. McCoy added,
“We are sure that today’s dawn raids will yield even more insight into Intel’s antitrust violations.”
AMD continues to work with antitrust authorities around the world to look at the market failure and consumer
harm Intel’s business practices are causing in their nations.
AMD’s Position on Fair and Open
AMD stands for fair and open competition and the value and variety competition delivers to the
marketplace. Innovative AMD technology allows users to break free to reach new levels of performance, productivity
and creativity. Businesses and consumers should have the freedom to choose from a range of competitive products that
come from continuous innovation. When market forces work, consumers have choice and everyone wins.
Miércoles, 13 Julio, 2005 - 06:08