The American company Intel reacted to the accusations of antitrust violations, which were delivered by the European Commission (EC) last summer. According to Reuters, Intel will give the opportunity to appear before the commission and explain its position.
The content of the charges is the same as the answer, but Intel claims that it did not violate the competition. Last July 27, the European Commission accused Intel of using a never-ending process to push its rival Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) out of the market. According to the commission, Intel dreamed prices sharply and got under the same level with them, in addition to which it also offered significant discounts.
The EC is fully active in the European Union for several rounds and thus functions as an antitrust authority. Among other things, the commission has the power to impose fines on companies that have been found to have violated the law. In the extreme case, my fine will cost ten percent of the needs that the company achieves around the world. AMD and Intel are the two main manufacturers of the processor that forms the core of any computer or server. AMD has worked on Intel several times, including in the United States and Jin America. In addition to AMD, they also filed a complaint against Intel, which also gave microipers.
The Commission has been investigating Intel since 2001. In 2005, it searched Intel’s offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy, and a year later deepened its investigation, again at the initiative of AMD. According to AMD, Intel has forced European electronics retailer Media Markt not to offer AMD chips in its stores.
The fact that the European Commission is not afraid to impose high fines, if it believes that someone abuses their position, proved it, for example, in 2004, when it imposed on Microsoft a record fine of almost half a billion euros.
In addition, the commissioners called on the company to remove the Media Player from Windows for the European Union and to make some Windows production documentation available. The software company appealed, last year the European Court of First Instance fully upheld the sanction.