Intel bridles against European Commission monopoly accusation
The European Commission investigates Intel because the company is supposed to have closed exclusive contracts with trade chains that promised lower prices if no AMD systems were sold in the shops.
Chip producer Intel thinks to be handicapped because the company doesn't have access certain documents related to the charges made by the European Commission. It seems like Intel wants to base its defense on those documents and wants to have 30 days to prepare an adequate response.
Furthermore the producer considers the decision of the EU investigator to be illegal, because the investigation by the European Commission would be discriminating and inadequate. Therefore Intel doubts the legal validity of possible decisions resulting from the proceeding.
Intel filed a protest at the Court of First Instance. The European Union in turn announced that the investigations will not be stopped and wants to explain their point of view to the Court of first Instance. The EU hopes for a contemporary decision of the Court as Winfuture reports.
Media Markt is supposed to be one of the companies that closed exclusive contracts with Intel.
Quelle: Media-Saturn Holding