EU revives Intel investigation
A complaint filed by AMD has sparked a new set of inquiries
into Intel's business practices. The Euros' yen for investigating Intel began in 2001 when the EU's European Commission began investigating the company, but little news has come until recently. Now the same team responsible for the EU probe of Microsoft will look into royalty rebates and exclusive purchase agreements alleged to be unfair. This is in addition to the body's examination of procurement processes at several national government agencies barring non-Intel processors. No resolution appears to be on the horizon, with a spokeswoman for the European Commission saying that it is "... a long way from coming to a preliminary conclusion on Intel."