FTC sues Intel for competition tactics

In May, the European Commission fined Intel 1.06 billion euros (or $1.45 billion) for abusing its dominance in the computer chip market.

Last month, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Intel for similar allegations, saying Intel engaged in activities that would stop computer makers from using competitor AMD's chips.

Also last month, Intel and AMD settled a long-running legal dispute over competition and patent licensing. Intel agreed to pay AMD $1.25 billion to drop multiple lawsuits.


The FTC is seeking an order that would prevent Intel from using threats, bundled prices or other offers to encourage exclusive deals and hamper competition.