Commission officials have raided offices of computer chip maker Intel in four EU countries, investigating alleged anti-competitive behaviour of a company that dominates the market for PC processors.
The raids took place in Germany, Britain, Spain and Italy. Besides Intel, they also concerned a number of other companies, including computer makers Dell and Sony. AMD says that Intel has pressed as many as 38 companies into buying its products.
Intel’s share rose slightly after the news of the raids became public.