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The U.S. DoJ probes graphics makers for antitrust violations

Both AMD and NVIDIA have received subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in connection with the DOJ’s investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processors and cards. The root of the AMD subpoena is its recent acquisition of ATI Technologies last month, which was approved according to Canadian antitrust laws.


The DOJ has not made any specific allegations against AMD, ATI, or NVIDIA. Both AMD and NVIDIA said that they intend to cooperate with the DOJ in its investigations.


Together, AMD and NVIDIA hold just over half of the entire graphics market, each with about an equal share. Following the news, NVIDIA shares fell 3.6 percent on Nasdaq trade, while AMD shares fell 2.1 percent on the New York Stock Exchange.

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RE: Seriously?
By feelingshorter on 12/1/2006 2:30:37 PM , Rating: 2
You dont know what your talking about. Intel has been the top graphics maker for quite a while now. How dare they offer you cheaper products? Sounds like some religious zealot who believes anything anyone tells him. They are COMPANIES who is trying to make MONEY. The only thing public companies need to answer to is their share holders, which is moral. Maby there is price fixing by ATI (AMD ) and nVidia to boost profit. What makes you think not? Are you some gamer that plays WOW all day thinking what your getting is worth what it is? Public companies do what they do to make a higher profit. Remember the antitrust deal back then with Samsung inflating the price? What now? You love those dell monitors which use samsung panels dont you? SURELY they wont scam you. What ever. Im not a gamer but that doesn't and that doesnt make me hate nvidia/AMD (ATI). I just look at it form a $ point of view.

RE: Seriously?
By phil126 on 12/1/2006 3:08:42 PM , Rating: 2
That does not make price fixing any less illegal.

RE: Seriously?
By ThisSpaceForRent on 12/1/2006 3:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
Besides I thought Intel still held like a 90% market share when it came to graphics.

Intel has been the top graphics maker for quite a while now.

So we agree?

I was attempting to use sarcasm with the cheaper products statement. It doesn't always translate well in text, and apologize for the confusion. I'll admit it has been awhile since I've really thoroughly looked at AMD versus Intel, and NVIDIA versus ATI prices. I was making a general assumption about the companies pricing. AMD has usually had the cheaper processors. NVIDIA usually seems to have the more expensive high-end solutions; perhaps I am wrong in regards to the ATI/NVIDIA pricing statement.

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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