Intel sued for bullying by New York City prosecutor

INTEL was sued yesterday by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who accused the world&rsquo;s largest chipmaker of scheming to maintain monopoly power in the market for microprocessors.<br /><br />In an 87-page lawsuit filed in a Delaware federal court, Cuomo said Intel violated state and federal antitrust laws through a &ldquo;systematic worldwide campaign&rdquo; of illegal threats, bullying and coercion designed to maintain a stranglehold on the market for microprocessors.<br /><br />He said the firm for several years has bribed or coerced computer makers such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM to use its microprocessors and not use those of rivals, in exchange for &ldquo;billions of dollars&rdquo; of payments.<br /><br />He added Intel resorted to &ldquo;bullying&rdquo; customers that did not play along. Intel&rsquo;s microprocessors power more than 80 per cent of the world&rsquo;s PCs.