Intel: More Antitrust Charges
Now the South Korean Fair Trade Commission has come up with a similar set of charges against Intel. It appears that, in the eyes of global regulators, Intel has become the new Microsoft (MSFT), an abuser of its dominant position, in Intel’s case in the x86 chip market.
Not unlike the Microsoft cases where the software company’s competitors gained though the legal system what they could not get in the open market, Intel now faces losing ground to AMD if authorities in places like the EU and South Korea prevail. Cases will almost certainly be brought in other countries.
Intel and Microsoft made the PC market, and now they are paying for it.
Douglas A. McIntyre