AMD extends action against Intel into Japan

By Derek Sooman on June 30, 2005, 12:38 PM
In further news to the shock revelation that AMD is suing Intel, it has emerged that AMD have extended their action, filing two suits against Intel in Japan seeking more than $50 million for alleged anticompetitive acts. These stem from the Japan Fair Trade Commission's findings in March that Intel violated the country's antimonopoly act. AMD has also sued Intel in the Tokyo District Court seeking millions of dollars in damages for various anticompetitive acts in addition to what is covered by the Japan Fair Trade Commission decision.

The Tokyo High Court suit follows the Japanese Fair Trade Commission's findings in March that Intel's Japan subsidiary violated the Antimonopoly Act. The JFTC Recommendation concluded that Intel's Japanese subsidiary, Intel KK, interfered with AMD Japan's business activities by providing large amounts of funds to five Japanese PC manufacturers (NEC, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, and Hitachi) on the condition that they refuse to purchase AMD processors.
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XweAponX said:
Well, this explains why I have not seen an AMD processor in a Sony Vaio Laptop for about 5 years! I have a Viao that has a 1 Gig Athlon T-Bird CPU in it, it was very nice, but the ATI rage pro video card decided to melt. Too bad, I would like to have this thing repaired.
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