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Intel deflects blame in answer to AMD anti-trust suit

[JURIST] Intel [corporate website] filed an answer [PDF text; Intel summary; press release] in federal court on Thursday to an anti-trust suit [PDF complaint] brought by rival computer chip maker Advanced Micro Designs (AMD) [corporate website], denying allegations of anti-competitive practices and blaming AMD themselves for lagging behind in the market. AMD filed suit in late June [JURIST report], claiming that Intel pressured 38 companies into using their products in violation of the Clayton Anti-Trust Act [Wikipedia backgrounder]. Intel also faces a similar lawsuit brought by AMD in Japan [JURIST report], prompted by rulings [PDF text] from Japan's Fair Trade Commission [official website], as well as an investigation by European Union anti-trust watchdogs [JURIST report]. Both Intel and AMD have their own FAQ documents about the suit. AMD also released a response [press release] to Thursday's filing. Reuters has more.

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