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Intel Antitrust Hearing Delayed

January 20, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A judge agreed Wednesday to delay for two weeks a hearing of the federal antitrust charges against Intel Corp., saying the computer-chip maker did not turn over requested documents.

James P. Timony, an administrative law judge for the Federal Trade Commission, moved the hearing to March 9. He indicated Intel’s failure to hand over information caused delays questioning witnesses and others.

Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said the new schedule was requested by both sides and declined further comment.

The FTC sued Intel last summer, accusing the company of denying three competitors access to important technical information about then-upcoming Intel computer chips. It said Intel sought to punish them for refusing to license key patents on Intel’s terms.

Intel chips run about 80 percent of the world’s computers. The company has denied allegations it abused its market influence to freeze out and punish competitors.

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