SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Chief executive Paul Otellini denied Intel Corp. engaged in anticompetitive practices outlined in a 518-page report released Monday by the European Commission. Intel will present its evidence in an appeal of the EC's decision in May to slap the company with a $1.45 billion fine, Otellini said a Q&A session after his keynote at the first day of the Intel Developer Forum.
"We're appealing the finding, and there's nothing new or revealing in yesterday's documents," Otellini said.
Some observers have praised the EC investigators for publically detailing practices long rumored in the industry. But they also faulted the EC process which has not given Intel adequate opportunity to present evidence.
The EC documents detail emails, internal presentations and testimony from PC makers Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and NEC about Intel's discounts and rebates that were seen as efforts to stop the companies from using competing products from Advanced Micro Devices.
"They have consistent ignored information that would paint a different story around those memos," said Otellini. "For example, we have customers who would state the characterization around Dell was wrong," he said.
"We don't behave in the way they suggest in those salacious emails, and we fully expect to prevail in appeal," he added.
Otellini pointedly denied it has ever acted to quash a product using an AMD processor. The EC report alleged Intel paid PC makers to delay or limit distribution of AMD-based products.
"We don't do conditional deals, and we don't do exclusive deals--and when our side of this story comes out you will see that," Otellini said.
The company said it is legally prevented from revealing its evidence until the appeal process begins.