Originally Posted by Khelben
Well we may have such laws but they are kinda never used
.For example we had only ONE phone line company up until 2002 or smthin(which still controls about 60%+ of the market).We still have ONE electric power company...and the list goes on.And just imagine that this phone line company(Ote) is now mergin (under EU blessings) with Germany telecommunications ruler(Deutse Telecoms).Anyway sorry for creatin a scenario about Nvidia's future whilst i was so ignorant about US law system.Thx for your replies =)
Note that EU laws apply EU wide. Thus, even though your Electric company has 60% of the market, in the EU market it probably has <10%. Only when a company has such a dominant position in the EU market will EU laws be applied.
Plus, it's harder to act against an existing company (Intel has a huge market share in the CPU market and MS undeniable has at least a half decent chunk of the OS market
) than to prevent another giant to be created in a merger. Thus, a combining Intel and nVidia will be met by resistance by both US and EU regulators.Edited by Chozart - 6/2/08 at 10:51pm