Intel offices raided, under investigation
Reliable reporter morpheus777 pased along a note to us that officials
from Japan's fair trade watchdog raided
Intel's Japanese office in an investigation of unfair business
practices. The country's Fair Trade Commission said that Intel's Japan
unit is suspected of attempting to keep its competitors from supplying
parts to computer manufacturers.
The Japanese FTC also showed up at
AMD's office, but Shun Yoshizawa, that company's director of corporate
marketing, did not describe it as a raid, and said that officials simply
asked a few questions. He went on to say the commission suspects Intel
of an antitrust violation, but that is all he knows.