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Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi facing antitrust probe in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2009 15:07 User comments (6)

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi facing antitrust probe in U.S. Electronics companies Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi confirmed today that their optical disc drive operations are currently under investigation for antitrust violation in the United States.
Sony's Optiarc America, Hitachi's Hitachi-LG Data Storage and Toshiba's Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology divisions each received subpoenas from the US Department of Justice.

All companies are said to be "fully cooperating with U.S. authorities" but refused to elaborate.

The companies account for about 60 percent of the full optical disc drive market including CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc players.

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6 user comments

127.10.2009 16:03

MMM Money, Nom Nom Nom.

227.10.2009 23:44

They don't care about microsoft bribing companies not to develop for other platforms...yet they think 3 companies with 60% of market share total is antitrust? What a bunch of useless politicians.

327.10.2009 23:53

US based company are legit, like Apple and MS. its the overseas ones you have to squeeze for Money, NOM NOM NOM Money GOOD

429.10.2009 3:29

Originally posted by DXR88:
US based company are legit, like Apple and MS. its the overseas ones you have to squeeze for Money, NOM NOM NOM Money GOOD
I thought Microsoft was based farther south...somewhere with lots of brimstone.

531.10.2009 16:55

I should have seen this coming it is nearly the silly season and the lawyers love it. Who can we make money out of now :)

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