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

Current Fine and Appeal Status

The European Commission’s recent decision imposes a fine of €376.36 million on Intel specifically for its “naked restrictions” practice. This fine does not relate to Intel’s conditional rebate practice. The amount of the fine is based on parameters similar to the 2009 Commission decision and reflects the narrower scope of the infringement compared to the initial ruling. Importantly, the part of the case related to the rebates offered by Intel to its clients is still under appeal, indicating that Intel may potentially face additional penalties in the future.