The FTC Plays Legal Hardball with Intel

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a major lawsuit against Intel (INTC) on Wednesday, dumping a massive lump of coal in the stocking of the world's dominant chipmaker. The lawsuit, which accuses the company of trying to "stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly," comes just one month after Intel's $1.25 billion settlement with AMD (AMD), its main rival. That deal was designed in part to forestall further government investigations of Intel.%%DynaPub-Enhancement class="enhancement contentType-HTML Content fragmentId-1 payloadId-61603 alignment-right size-small"%%