Microsoft isn't the only one with antitrust troubles from the European Commission these days. Reuters reported Tuesday that EU investigators raided Intel's Munich, Germany, offices as well as retail establishments that sell Intel products.
The chipmaker is charged with attempting to force competitor AMD out of the central processing unit (CPU) business by reducing prices below cost and offering substantial rebates, the story says. Company representatives will appear in Brussels next month to answer the charges.
According to Reuters, the commission ordered the raids because:
it had reason to believe the companies "may have violated EC (European Community) Treaty rules on restrictive business practices and/or abuse of a dominant market position."
An Intel representative says the company is cooperating with authorities.