FTC vs. Intel: What was deal breaker?
What does the FTC's suit against Intel say about the Obama administration's approach to antitrust in the high-tech sector? Check out the Post Tech's story in the paper today
What we really want to know, however, is what was the deal breaker for Intel and FTC in their weeks-long settlement talks. The FTC's head of competition policy, Richard Feinstein, said in a conference call that we'd have to ask Intel. The chipmaker said in an e-mail exchange that Post Tech needs to ask the agency about issues on the table and why the parties weren't able to reach a settlement. Intel did say that the FTC didn't bring up practices in the GPU sector until a few weeks ago. The agency's entire review has taken more than one year.
The big winner from the FTC's suit? Nvidia, the Silicon Valley-based graphic chip maker.
December 17, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
Categories: Antitrust , FTC
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