Intel faces a fine from the European Commission mega

Intel may well have delivered the next day a big fine from the European Commission for anti-competitive practices. As reported by the Financial Times, the European Commission could fine Intel for abuse of dominant position in the weekly meeting on Wednesday.
The Cupertino company is accused of anticompetitive practices, such as the granting of discounts to manufacturers that they had delayed or canceled the presentation of systems based on AMD processors, or as payments to a major European retailer not to hand out computers with AMD processors. The investigation of Intel by the European Commission was created in 2000 after AMD filed a complaint for unfair competition practices. Four years later, the Commission requested information from Intel, and in 2007 she formalized her accusations against Intel.
Now Intel faces a penalty that some may exceed that imposed on Microsoft in February last year.
Theoretically, the magnitude of a possible fine could be up to 10% of company turnover, in the case of Intel, which last year had a turnover of 37.6 billion dollars you could get up to almost 4 billion dollars. In reality if you were to get to the imposition of the sanction is very likely that the magnitude is much less than this figure.


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