Intel, AMD Court Battle Continues

    September 1, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

AMD sued Intel in US District Court in Delaware, accusing it of monopolistic and anticompetitive practices.

The battle between chip giant Intel and the distant competitor that sued it, AMD, escalated today as Intel filed a response to the accusations made by AMD in a June 27th filing.

Intel claims its business practices are “fair and lawful” in the response. “With its lawsuit, AMD seeks to instead blame Intel for the many business failures AMD has experienced that are actually a direct result of AMD’s own actions or inactions,” Intel general counsel Bruce Sewell said in a press release.

AMD volleyed back with a response of its own. “Intel’s response is not surprising considering what they are trying to hide, but the facts of illegal monopoly abuse are clear and undeniable,” said Thomas M. McCoy, AMD executive vice president, legal affairs and chief administrative officer, in a statement.

“The Fair Trade Commission of Japan found Intel guilty of antitrust violations that harmed consumers based on direct evidence, and still Intel refuses to acknowledge wrongdoing. Intel’s illicit conduct forces customers and consumers to pay artificially higher prices and limits their ability to choose the best products available.”

Intel discounted AMD’s lawsuit at “a case study in legal dissonance.” Intel further stated: “Although AMD has purportedly brought its complaint to promote competition, its true aim is the opposite.

“Under the cover of competition law, AMD seeks to shield itself from competition. AMD seeks to impede Intel’s ability to lower prices and thereby to allow AMD to charge higher prices.”

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