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.

More in Technology

Tennessee sues feds for blocking Web law

Read more »