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Intel: "mystified" on how to comply with EU ruling
May 13, 2009 / 11:51 AM / in 9 years

Intel: "mystified" on how to comply with EU ruling

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A lawyer for chip giant Intel said on Wednesday the firm had not yet started discussions with the European Commission on how to comply with an antitrust ruling by the EU regulator.

“We’ve had essentially no discussions with the Commission” about compliance, Bruce Sewell said.

“I don’t know exactly what it is we are being asked to forego” in the way of rebates. “We will try to be compliant with the order ... I‘m somewhat mystified.”

The Commission, executive arm of the 27-nation European Union, fined Intel a record 1.06 billion euros (954.5 million pounds) on Wednesday and ordered it to halt illegal rebates to computer makers aimed at restricting their use of chips from Advanced Micro Devices.

Reporting by David Lawsky; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Dale Hudson

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