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Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Hardware News |

European Commission investigates collusion of 13 manufacturers of optical drives

European Commission investigates collusion of 13 manufacturers of optical drives

The is the executive arm of the announced it is conducting an investigation to derail what could be “a sign” armed by the manufacturers of optical drives, as they themselves stated verbatim.

There are 13 companies that are under scrutiny, and although no names were specified in the collective unconscious there are several brands that provide these tools to read and write DVDs and CDs, so that everyone can make their own assumptions about of who is under suspicion.

As reported by the Commission, the concerns revolve around these manufacturers “have coordinated their actions” during events organized by the largest assemblers of computers, where they disputed the “bid” for the use of optical drives in personal computers. Therefore, they are cheating them to pay higher prices for products.

This kind of behavior would have taken place during the events organized in the past five years, and it is claimed, is “one of the most serious violations of the laws for the right to competition in the European Union.”

Link: 13 Suspected of optical drive makers in EU cartel Behavior, under investigation (The Verge)

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