Intel Won't Meet The Feds In `Circuit' Court

For years, Intel Corp.'s competitors have complained publicly that the microprocessor giant has used unfair business practices to squash smaller rivals. So it was hardly surprising when the Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust investigation of the Santa Clara (Calif.) chipmaker's business practices. About 18 months ago, it began requesting documents from Intel, which was forced to turn over some 350,000 pages of information. Soon, it was well known around Silicon Valley that the agency was interviewing many of Intel's competitors.

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