The European Union’s top antitrust regulator has charged that Intel tried to push AMD out of the business.
The Commission said the three abuses were:
— Intel provided conditional rebates to computer makers so long as they agreed to obtain most or all of their CPU chips from Intel.
— Intel made payments “to induce (computer makers) to either delay or cancel the launch” of products that used AMD chips.
— Intel provided CPU chips to strategic customers at below cost “in the context of bids against AMD.”