AMD CEO Hector Ruiz took center stage at the American Antitrust Institute National Conference in Washington, D.C. to express his disdain for Intelâ€™s business practices.
â€œI want to give you an idea of what itâ€™s like to do business day in and day out when you are competing against an abusive monopolist,â€ Ruiz told attendees. â€œHow it makes no difference whether you are just as efficient â€“ or even more efficient â€“ than they are.â€
â€œI do not need my fortune teller hat to tell you one truth about which I am absolutely certain,â€ said Ruiz. â€œThere is no proper or defensible place for illegal monopolies in the 21st century global marketplace... My purpose is not to argue for competitive advantage - we know how to compete. My purpose is to lay out the facts so that law and economics can do their job to protect consumers."
Ruiz did not immediate call out Intel, but rather stated his case first by naming several related companies made possible by the allowance of new entrants. â€œGoogle, Microsoft, and computer manufacturers like HP and Dell all owe their existence to the simple fact that competition replaced forced exclusivity and allowed a variety of players to compete and succeed,â€ he said.