April 29, 1998 |
U.S. antitrust enforcers are considering a two-part legal challenge to Intel Corp.'s marketing practices, though no decision has been made on whether to bring a case, several people familiar with the probe told Bloomberg News. The strategy would let the Federal Trade Commission move quickly to attack business practices criticized in a recent court decision against Intel, while also weighing a broader antitrust suit against the Santa Clara-based company.
March 18, 1999 |
The Federal Trade Commission settled antitrust charges against Intel Corp. on Wednesday, approving an agreement that bars the chip maker from severing business ties with customers who sue it. "If you have an intellectual property dispute, Intel cannot cut you off," said FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky at a news conference after the 3-0 vote. Without the agreement, Pitofsky said Intel was able to use monopoly power to muscle customers into giving up trade secrets to Intel without compensation.
October 31, 2002 |
A U.S. District Court judge Wednesday ruled that Intel Corp. could not manufacture and sell its most powerful microprocessor, but then suspended his order immediately so the world's largest chip maker could appeal the decision within 30 days. In his final judgment, Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas again found that two patents held by computer services company Intergraph Corp., of Huntsville, Ala., are valid.
June 22, 2004 |
Handing a legal victory to Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the computer chip maker could use U.S. courts to press rival Intel Corp. to release internal documents as part of a European antitrust investigation. Sunnyvale, Calif.
April 14, 1998 |
Intel Corp. today is expected to report lower first-quarter earnings as weak sales of its personal computer chips and falling PC prices hurt profit at the world's biggest chip maker. Intel said on March 4 that it expected first-quarter revenue to be about $5.85 billion, down 9.3% from $6.45 billion a year earlier. Analysts expect the company to earn 71 cents a share, according to IBES International Inc. A year ago, Intel earned $1.98 billion, or $1.21 a share.
January 22, 2005 |
Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that it had agreed to pay $141 million to settle patent disputes with software maker Intergraph Corp. Hewlett-Packard said it expected the settlement to reduce earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 by about 3 cents a share. It will pay Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph by Friday. Hewlett-Packard shares fell 3 cents to $19.99 on the New York Stock Exchange. Intergraph shares rose 46 cents to $28 on Nasdaq.
March 2, 1999 |
The federal government Monday laid out its charges against leading computer chip maker Intel Corp. just ahead of the start of the second big antitrust case against a high-tech industry leader. Intel, the dominant maker of microprocessors that are the "brains" inside personal computers, rejected the charges in a reply brief, denying that it had sought to quash competition improperly.
December 21, 1990 |
Stock prices drifted higher today amid strong cross-currents created by a quarterly "triple witching hour." The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 4.20 at 2,633.66, bringing its gain for the week to 39.85 points. Losses led gainers by an 8-7 margin. New York Stock Exchange volume was unusually heavy at 233.
November 11, 2003 |
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would intervene in a dispute between chip giants Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. over when a company can be forced to share secret documents with foreign regulators. Intel, the world's biggest computer chip maker, is trying to beat back an attempt by rival AMD to get its hands on confidential Intel documents and pass them along to antitrust enforcers at the European Commission.
May 27, 2003 |
A California firm is helping Hong Kong health officials answer two basic questions about the SARS outbreak: Exactly where is it now, and where is it spreading? ESRI, the leading designer of geographic software, has developed an Internet site that displays color-coded maps and data of Hong Kong and other regions with infections of severe acute respiratory syndrome. The maps show increasing degrees of detail, zooming in on neighborhoods and then individual buildings with SARS-infected residents.