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EU competition regulators have made public the evidence used in deciding to hit US microchip maker Intel with a massive fine back in May.

The European Commission’s record fine – of just over one billion euros – was imposed on Intel for paying computer makers to postpone or scrap plans to launch products using chips made by its main rival AMD as well as giving illegal rebates and paying a retailer to stock only computers with Intel chips. The newly released evidence includes internal documents from Intel clients – Hewlett-Packard, NEC, Dell, Lenovo and retailer MSH. The European Commission said it was doing this so people can see “precisely how Intel broke the law.” Intel has appealed saying the fine is “manifestly disproportionate” and the world’s biggest chipmaker has accused Brussels of ignoring extensive evidence that supported its case.