AMD Files Antitrust Suit Against Intel
reports an antitrust lawsuit filed by
Advanced Micro Devices versus Intel:
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Chip maker
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp.,
accusing its market-dominating competitor of forcing customers into exclusive
deals to keep them from buying AMD microprocessors.
The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleges Intel has
bullied 38 companies, including large-scale computer-makers, wholesale
distributors and retailers, to secure a monopoly in the highly competitive x86
The microprocessors run the Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Linux families of
operating systems. Santa Clara-based Intel's current market share of x86
microprocessors is about 80 percent of worldwide sales by unit volume and 90
percent by revenue.
"Everywhere in the world, customers deserve freedom of choice and the benefits
of innovation ó and these are being stolen away in the microprocessor market,"
said Hector Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of the Sunnyvale-based
He added that "people from Osaka to Frankfurt to Chicago pay the price in cash
every day for Intel's monopoly abuses."
An Intel representative could not be reached before business hours