Sunday, November 05, 2006

More chip price-fixing?

A couple weeks ago, we reported on fines being assessed for price-fixing in the computer memory biz.

It appears the problem goes deeper. This is from The Economist's weekly email newsletter:
Investigations widened on both sides of the Atlantic into the latest allegations of price-fixing among chipmakers, which this time focus on fast-memory SRAM chips. Sony said it was co-operating with an inquiry by America's Justice Department into industry-wide practices. Meanwhile, European regulators raided the offices of several chipmakers as part of their investigations. One of the companies reportedly targeted was Samsung, which was fined $300m last year by America after admitting to price-fixing in slower DRAM chips.

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