Europe investigates possible antitrust law violations by Rambus
Rambus today said that it has received a Statement of Objections against the Company alleging violations of European Union competition law. The company said that the European Comission’s letter is a reaction to complaints filed by "certain DRAM manufacturers" relating to Rambus’ participation in the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (“JEDEC”) between 1992 and 1995.
“The issues raised by the European Commission include Rambus’ participation in JEDEC that ended over a decade ago,” said Thomas Lavelle, senior vice president and general counsel at Rambus, in a prepared statement. “These are largely the same issues examined by a number of US courts, the Federal Trade Commission, and currently before the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. We are studying the Statement of Objections and plan to respond in due course.”