EU clears Intel’s purchase of McAfee

EU clears Intel’s purchase of McAfee The European Union’s competition authorities have cleared Intel’s proposed acquisition of McAfee subject to certain conditions. The European Commission had conducted an investigation into the planned deal amid fears that rival IT security products could be excluded from the marketplace due to Intel’s strong position in the global computer chip market. The concern was that Intel would build security functions into its chips that would only work with McAfee products. However, to alleviate those concerns, Intel made commitments to the Commission earlier this month that it would ensure the interoperability of the merged...

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