AMD files antitrust suit against Intel

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW YORK: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has announced that it has filed an antitrust suit alleging that Intel Corp. has an unlawful monopoly in the x86 microprocessor market.

AMD said it filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in Delaware adding that Intel has coerced customers from dealing with AMD.

AMD has identified 38 companies that have been victims of coercion by Intel. It said the companies include large-scale computer makers, small system builders, wholesale distributors, and retailers.

"Everywhere in the world, customers deserve freedom of choice and the benefits of innovation - and these are being stolen away in the microprocessor market," Hector Ruiz, AMD chairman, president and chief executive, said in a statement.

The x86 microprocessors run Microsoft Corp.'s Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. Intel Corp., based in Santa Clara, California, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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