8/2/2006

FTC says Rambus monopolized memory chip market

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 6:33 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ruled on Wednesday that computer technology developer Rambus Inc. (RMBS.O: Quote, Profile, Research) unlawfully monopolized markets for four memory chip technologies.

The FTC said in a statement on its Web site that Rambus “through a course of deceptive conduct” was able to distort industry standards for dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and “engage in an anti-competitive ‘hold-up’ of the computer memory industry.”

The FTC said it ordered more briefings to determine the appropriate remedy for Rambus’s actions.

Source: Reuters

 

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