The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
AMD Receives Blow to Intel Lawsuit

AMD Receives Blow to Intel Lawsuit

by , 4:55 PM EDT, September 27th, 2006

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Wednesday saw part of its lawsuit against Intel dismissed by a district court judge who wrote: "AMD's allegations, taken in the light of the most favorable to AMD, describe a foreign effect and a foreign harm that have had ripple effects for the domestic market, but have not had any direct, substantial or reasonable effect which would give rise to an antitrust claim within the jurisdictional reach of the Sherman Act."

The judge's decision concluded: "Accordingly, the court will dismiss AMD's claims based on alleged lost sales of AMD's microprocessors to foreign customers." An IDG News article said that Intel sought to have the claims dismiss because AMD manufacturers processors in Germany and assembles them in the Far East. With AMD already seeking damages through overseas courts, Intel argued that the claims against it were outside U.S. courts' jurisdiction.

An Intel spokesman commented to IDG: "We are pleased that the judge appears to have agreed without legal argument to remove those aspects of the case outside U.S. jurisdiction."

Thomas M. McCoy, AMD's chief administrative officer and executive vice-president of legal affairs, countered: "Notwithstanding the judge's ruling today, Intel cannot escape antitrust scrutiny for its conduct, wherever in the world it occurs. As this U.S. litigation is joined by global antitrust investigations, it is clear that Intel cannot escape the consequences of its illegal monopoly abuses."

Digg!

Recent Headlines - Updated May 1st

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Sun,12:15 PM
MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone
Fri,6:10 PM
An Open Letter to Phil Schiller about iPhones, iPads, and Macs
5:30 PM
New Products Apple Might Give Us While We Wait for the Car
4:42 PM
Nomad Pod Portable Apple Watch Battery Pack: $33.95
4:40 PM
FBI Director in the Dark on iPhone Hack Details
2:36 PM
How to Select Single Pics from Burst Photos on Your iPhone
1:30 PM
SolarTab Portable Solar Panel is a Bright Spot in Outdoor Charging Solutions
12:00 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-29: Kicking Off a New Apple Conference
9:15 AM
Changing Your Wi-Fi Channel for Improved Speed
Thu,7:59 PM
Carl Icahn Isn’t Wrong about Apple in China
5:54 PM
House Passes Email Search Warrant Bill
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!