Multiple users have notified us of reports that the Attorney General of New York has initiated an antitrust investigation of Intel
. The EU served Intel with similar charges
last July, and AMD has been battling Intel
over antitrust issues for some time. Quoting the New York Times:
"The subpoenas from Mr. Cuomo's office will seek internal memos, billing documents, and correspondence between Intel and its customers to determine whether the company engaged in a variety of anticompetitive practices, like penalized customers, primarily computer manufacturers, for purchasing processors from competitors or improperly paying customers to use Intel chips exclusively. Chuck Mulloy, a spokesman for Intel, said the company would comply with Mr. Cuomo's subpoena but denied any illegality."