AMD subpoenaed by the Department of Justice
As AMD continues
to battle Intel in its protracted anti-trust lawsuit, the world's second-biggest processor manufacturer has just been dragged into another antitrust investigation. According to an announcement on AMD's website, the U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed AMD
as part of an ongoing investigation regarding "potential antitrust violations related to graphics processors and cards." The DOJ most likely wants to hear from ATI, but now that the red team is fully owned by AMD, its parent company has to bear its legal burdens—including possible litigation, should things take a turn for the worse. That said, the DOJ hasn't made any specific allegations against either AMD or ATI, and AMD says it intends to cooperate with the investigation.