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This isn't a good time for monopolies to bully the market. I wonder how Microsoft is feeling today, now that Intel has been told to stop its anticompetitive rebates programs? From the EU Commission's press release: Intel awarded major computer manufacturers rebates on condition that they purchased all or almost all of their supplies, at least in certain defined segments, from Intel...

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Danieljohnson

5 years 27 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago

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I don’t think the EU

I don’t think the EU demonstrated any actual harm caused to EU consumers. I wouldn’t be at all surprised as a result of this action that CPU prices in the EU go up because Intel CPUs are now going to cost more to manufacturers because they can’t issue rebates. AMD still has a production constraint so they will not be able to pick up the slack demand.

I agree AMD is simply using all of the legal remedies available to them. Perhaps California should fine AMD, for its part in reducing the taxes that Intel might have payed to the state.