Intel's legal problems In the United States Intel's legal problems in Foreign Markets Intel CorporationAnti-Competitive Behavior or Good Business?From Intel’s Company Code of Conduct“We strive to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism” Intel agreed to pay Transmeta $150 million initially and $20 million in each of the next 5 years after Transmeta sued for patient infringement. The European Commission fined Intel a record $1.45 billion for abusing its dominance in the computer chip market Intel has agreed to pay AMD computer chip manufacturer, $1.25 billion to settle law suit initiated by AMD. Korean Federal Trade commission ordered Intel to pay $25.4 in fines for unfairly stifling competition Although all of these fines and restrictions sound harsh, for a company that commands over 80% of the market and has an annual income of over $35 billion this is a drop in the bucket. New York State Attorney General is suing Intel because they say that Intel paid I.B.M. to halt production of a server based on AMD’s chips. Japanese Federal Trade Commission (JFTC) found that Intel had abused its monopoly power and used it to restrain competition. Intel’s general counsel Bruce Sewell added that Intel's controversial rebate scheme had no anticompetitive motive. "The core of what AMD's complaining about all over the world is that Intel's discounts create prices so low that AMD can't compete," he said. "That's a result of Intel's substantial investment in manufacturing and research and development. If AMD chooses to price uncompetitively, that's up to it." Federal Trade Commission sued to make Intel unable to pay computer makers to use only their products plus other restrictions on future business practices. The JFTC ordered Intel to cease and desist such actions as offering favorable prices to companies that agreed not to use or limit the use of other chipmakers’ processors or face criminal prosecution.
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