Intel has been found guilty of anti-competitive behavior by European lawmakers, as rumors earlier this week suggested. The size of the fine—$1.45 billion—is the most astonishing among the punishments meted out to the chip-maker giant.
Intel's just landed itself a financial penalty of nearly one and a half billion dollars in an E.U. antitrust ruling, but now there are suggestions that the company's problems may be just starting—U.S. lawmakers could follow with antitrust cases of their own.
Speaking to Reuters, David Balto, a former policy director for antitrust at the Federal Trade Commission noted that, "The size of the fine shows that there's been substantial harm to consumers. That's going to compel the FTC to act."