Intel asks court to toss AMD antitrust claims

May 5, 2006 – In the ongoing war of top chipmaking rivals, Intel Corp. has filed a motion to remove parts of an antitrust suit filed by AMD that deal with Intel’s foreign business conduct, raising the question of jurisdiction involving global chipmaking operations, according to news reports.

Intel claims US antitrust laws do not apply to alleged harms that may have occurred elsewhere — arguing that AMD manufacturers leading-edge semiconductors at its new facility in Germany, and many of them are sold in Asian markets. The request does not seek to dismiss AMD’s antitrust allegations in the US.

AMD filed the suit last summer, alleging that Intel had illegally pressured several dozen companies in the PC manufacturing and sales chain, to secure its top position in the x86 processor market.


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