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Intel to Submit Evidence in AMD Suit

Chip-maker Intel said it would not object to a court order to produce documents related to its international business practices, as part of an antitrust case filed by rival Advanced Micro Devices.

Advanced Micro Devices said the court order was a "significant legal victory."

In a letter to Judge Joseph Farnan in the U.S. Federal District Court in Delaware, Intel said it plans to cooperate with the court order and that it does not plan to file an objection.

Intel also noted that the Special Master explicitly said it was not making decisions about whether the evidence would be admissible in court.

In September, a federal judge ruled that if AMD wins the antitrust case filed in the U.S., it cannot receive damages for Intel's alleged monopolistic practices overseas.

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The lawsuit dates to June 2005, when AMD initiated an antitrust case against Intel, alleging that its business was harmed by Intel's practice of offering rebates, discounts and other incentives to persuade PC makers to use Intel chips instead of AMD chips. AMD argued that Intel sustains a monopoly which allows it to charge higher prices.

Intel responded that AMD's problems were rooted in its reputation for being an unreliable supplier and that it failed to adequately invest in its business.

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