Items tagged with investigation

Wow, this is odd. According to a new report today from the United States Department of Justice, six very well recognized silicon valley companies are have their hands slapped by a very powerful entity. The DoJ has mandated that six companies stop entering into anti-competitive employee solicitation agreements, which they have apparently been doing for as many as 5 years. It sounds like the six companies have agreed to comply, as the DoJ filed a lawsuit but says that the accompanying agreement should cover that. You're probably dying to know who exactly has been named here, so here goes: Adobe Systems... Read more...
Intel announced it intended to appeal the EU's decision to slap it with a $1.45 billion fine; the text of the company's request for annulment is now available in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Santa Clara-based company's request is best understood as an attempt to throw mud on the wall and see if anything sticks—Intel goes after the decision from all angles.In its petition, Intel claims the following: The conditional discounts Intel offered its partners were not proven to have affected competition.The Directorate General for Competition (DG-COMP) did not conduct analyze whether... Read more...
The Attorney General of New York has issued subpoenas to Intel, seeking information about whether Intel unlawfully compelled their customers to exclude rival AMD from the market for certain computer chips. At issue in Cuomo's probe is whether AMD has a fair chance to supply its X86 computer processing units for desktop and laptop computers and servers. Cuomo says Intel commanded 80% of the $30 billion market.In 2005, AMD filed a lawsuit saying Intel bullied major customers — PC makers like Dell (DELL)— into exclusive deals and offered secret rebates.The lawsuit alleged anti-competitive practices... Read more...
Continuing their investigation on mobile memory performance with linux, Phoronix is looking to see how various memory configurations effect the Pentium M's performance. Today they'll be testing DDR 2 PC2-4000 memory, ranging from 512MB to 2GB. "In our previous piece yesterday, we had covered the performance benefits of using a 16MB cache on 2.5-inch mobile devices compared to the traditional 8MB capacity and overall we were pleasantly surprised by our penguin findings. Today we are going to be looking again at mobile memory performance under Linux... Read more...