Nvidia And AMD Accused Of Price Hiking
"Apparently Nvidia and ATI are embroiled in an anti-trust suit claiming that they are responsible for manipulating graphics card prices. Read on to find out more...
Published: 11th December 2006 | Source: The Inquirer |
Source: The Inquirer
A flurry of antitrust class actions (code 410) has started in the USA against Nvidia, ATI and AMD. It never rains but it pours, but this is a blizzard of people with many joining in an antitrust action accusing the firms of manipulating prices.
Summons were issued by one Trong Nguyen on behalf of himself and others against Nvidia, ATI, and AMD. Lots of other plaintiffs have joined in, following news that ATI and Nvidia received summons from the Department of Justice (DoJ) for unspecified reasons, as was reported on the 1st of December. Intel did not receive a subpoena from the DoJ. It does not make discrete graphics processor units and hasn't done for quite a while.
The allegation is that Nvidia, ATI and AMD conspired to manipulate graphics card pricing, and apparently the DoJ has demanded a heap of data going back to the late 1990s. The allegations cite sources saying that the price points of graphics cards are practically always the same - at around $500 for the top end stuff.
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