Samsung pleads guilty to DRAM price-fixing


— 1:43 PM on October 13, 2005

Today, Samsung pled guilty to charges stemming from its role in a DRAM price-fixing scheme affecting Dell, HP, Apple, IBM, and others. On top of the $345 million paid by conspirators Hynix and Infineon, the US Department of Justice will collect an additional $300 million in fines from Samsung, the second largest penalty in U.S. antitrust history. Samsung's plea marks the conclusion of a three-year investigation of the largest DRAM manufacturers, with absolutely no mention of Rambus.

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