EU fines Samsung, others more than €331 million

By Matthew
May 19, 2010
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  1. As expected, the European Union has fined nine semiconductor manufacturers today over price fixing, with penalties totaling more than €331 million. Samsung faces the largest fee of €145.7 million, while Infineon received the second highest at €56.7 million.

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  2. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 227

    thats some sort of win for the users like me and you

    ofc, its small
    we cant deal with the big gigants

    im in EU

    im very distracted how is dealing with piracy and how its dealing with corp. ****

    very efective - spain, france - they closed all the sh!t

    im a pirate atm, so, buying some 2Tbs and backup "sensitive" hehe

    TomSea - dont be angry ;) when you reach my sellary for your work - call me($1,1/h ;)

    then start talking about piracy
    could you?
  3. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    You can say its teaching them a lesson, but in reality its just mob style payments that ensure they can get away with what they do in The EU as long as they pay up.
  4. DarkCobra

    DarkCobra Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    I'm sure TomSea will respond . . . that is if he can figure out what the hell you're talking about. Beats me!
  5. that 330mil ain't going to the consumer just another government tax
  6. LightHeart

    LightHeart Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    It sounds like the EU is a profit (or tax) center via litigation of all companies that do business within the EU. Or running a protection racket.
  7. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 529

    The Eu protect consumers, Price fixing is not good practise and I am glad they sort it out, dishing out fines to the companys.
  8. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    Normally I say the EU takes things to far, and is way over zealous. But in this case I feel they were actually protecting the consumers, for once.

    But I do have to wonder whats going to happen to that €331 million?
  9. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 617   +54

    I thought I just read an article about ram finally turning profit after years. I'm fine with the collaboration of companies to actually turn a profit. I'll find it to be a problem if the prices continue to go up. I could be wrong, but i thought I read that article on techspot.
  10. delinwales

    delinwales Newcomer, in training

    EU Fines

    Just how do you think that Samsung and all the others will replace the money that the EU have taken from them? For those slower members, may I suggest it will be from raised prices. The EU is a pain in the butt, take my word for it, I live there. They interfere with everything without knowing or understanding anything at all about the subject. On top of which, the EU and all its commissioners, staff and hangers on, cost a fortune, all paid for by the poor taxpayer.
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