Groups request records in AMD-Intel case

News outlets and advocacy organizations are seeking access to sealed court documents in Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust case against Intel.

Stephanie Condon Staff writer, CBSNews.com
Stephanie Condon is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.
Stephanie Condon

News outlets and advocacy groups are seeking access to sealed court records in Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust case against Intel.

AMD filed suit in 2005, claiming Intel coerced PC and server vendors into shunning AMD's chips with intimidation and predatory pricing. Intel denied the charges.

AMD filed briefs in May 2008 introducing specific evidence of Intel's alleged misconduct-- including, for instance, Intel's dealings with Dell-- but they were heavily redacted.

The New York Times Co., Situation Publishing, Dow Jones, The Washington Post, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Computer and Communications Industry Association joined forces to obtain access to "non-confidential public records which have been sealed unnecessarily and unjustly withheld from the public," according to the motion filed in a federal court in Delaware.

Intel told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that it had offered to assist the news outlets in acquiring more access to the court records but that the groups didn't respond to the offer. AMD told the Journal it wouldn't oppose making more records public.