Intel faces new antitrust charges in EU

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Intel is expected to face new antitrust charges from regulators in Europe after focusing on the marketing and sales practices on the chip giant, according to the Wall Street Journal’s website and citing unidentified people that are claimed to be familiar with the matter.

The new charges allege that Intel offered inducements to retailers in Europe in return of selling Intel and not from its rival Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD. These charges come after several months of being investigated by antitrust regulators around the world, including the US and Japan.

It has faced little objections to its practices, however, in its home in the United States, except for the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation and one investigation done by the New York Attorney General.