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An Antitrust Lawyer Dissects New York AG's Decision to Investigate Intel

European efforts against Intel have a better chance than American ones

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On 10 January, New York attorney general Andrew M. Cuomo began an investigation into whether Intel had violated state and federal antitrust laws by coercing customers to exclude its main rival, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), from the worldwide market for x86 microprocessors. New York's action follows government investigations in Japan, Korea, and the European Union and an ongoing civil suit in the United States. IEEE Spectrum senior associate editor Samuel K. Moore talked to John C. Peirce, an experienced antitrust lawyer and partner in the Washington, D.C., firm Bryan Cave LLP, about Cuomo's chances for success.

Spectrum: So what does Cuomo have to prove?

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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A photo of a birthday cake with 75 written on it.
Lisa Sheehan
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Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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