U.S. Federal Trade Commission approves modified Intel settlement

On 2 November 2010 the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a modified settlement order that resolves the FTC’s charges against Intel Corp. The proposed settlement was announced in August 2010 and was subject to a public comment period (see Newsletter 4/2010, p. 2 for details of the proposed settlement and an overview of the case).

The FTC modified the proposed settlement so as to allow Intel to manufacture and sell (until June 2013) a chip that was in development before the proposed order was negotiated, but does not have an interface required by the proposed settlement. [Juha Vesala]