SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 28, 2006— AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a significant legal victory in its ongoing antitrust suit against Intel Corporation. In an order effective yesterday, the Federal District Court in Delaware overruled Intel's objections and ordered it to produce documents and other evidence bearing upon Intel's exclusionary conduct outside of U.S. borders.
AMD believes that the production of this foreign discovery will
contain evidence of anticompetitive business practices that show clear
violations of not only the Sherman Antitrust Act but also generally
accepted anti-monopoly laws worldwide.
"Intel's acquiescence to the Special Master's findings is a big
win for AMD," said Thomas M. McCoy, AMD executive vice president,
legal affairs and chief administrative officer. "This case remains
firmly focused on the worldwide misbehavior of a global monopolist.
This ruling also removes any basis for Intel or its foreign customers
to withhold evidence of Intel's exclusion, regardless of where it
occurred. We will proceed vigorously to prove that Intel abuses its
global monopoly power by limiting or excluding competition, which
ultimately hurts consumers worldwide."
Yesterday's order resulted from Intel's decision to accept Special
Master Vincent Poppiti's findings of December 15th, which recommended
to presiding Judge Joseph Farnan that "as the undisputed geographic
market is global, and approximately 68% of the total worldwide
production of computers powered by x86 microprocessors are sold to
non-U.S. customers, evidence of foreign exclusionary conduct is
essential for AMD to demonstrate" that Intel has violated U.S.
antitrust laws. Judge Farnan appointed Special Master Poppiti to
preside over all discovery disputes in the case.
Special Master Poppiti's December 15 recommendation that Intel be
ordered to produce foreign discovery is available for download at
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