Intel Faces €376.36 Million Fine from European Commission for Antitrust Violations

Intel Faces €376.36 Million Fine from European Commission for Antitrust Violations

European Commission Penalizes Intel for Blocking Sales of Rival x86 CPUs, Concluding Part of Ongoing Antitrust Case

Long-Running Legal Battle

The antitrust case has traversed multiple European courts over the years, with both Intel and the European Commission lodging appeals based on the court decisions. In 2017, the highest court in the European Union ordered a re-examination of the fine, citing the Commission’s failure to conduct an economic assessment of how Intel’s activities impacted its competitors’ ability to compete.

General Court’s Ruling