AMD’s accusations against Intel go beyond US legislation

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An American federal judge found that most of the charges brought by AMD in the anti-trust case against Intel are not covered by American law.

With this assessment, the judge points out that since most of the charges relating to alleged anti-competitive policies carried out outside the United States cannot be assessed by that court.

This is because, although effective, the policies in question did not have an effect on the operations of the two companies within the American market or, if they did, their impact was so small that it is not possible to present consistent evidence.

AMD’s accusations against Intel are part of a lawsuit that started last year and that attribute to the world leader in the manufacture of microprocessors a set of anti-competitive policies, including coercion of large customers not to buy AMD.

Most of these charges relate to actions with foreign customers, as Intel itself had acknowledged, in a court note dated July.

«AMD has not demonstrated that Intel’s alleged conduct abroad had a direct, substantial and demonstrable effect in the United States which gave rise to the accusations,» explains the federal report.

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