According to earlier news reports, the Dell executive told investigators that he viewed the performance of AMD chips as "very poor" compared to Intel's.
Intel also said AMD's microprocessor sales to PC makers increased between 2002 and 2007, an indication that the rival actually did better business during the period in which Intel was accused of anticompetitive behavior. In addition, the EC failed to consider that AMD faced some struggles in certain areas of the market, including meeting requirements of its microprocessor customers.
"The Commission's conclusion that Intel sold products below cost in order to harm AMD was achieved by blatantly manipulating cost and competitive conditions," Intel said. Intel also criticized the EC for failing to require AMD to file internal documents related to the case and denying Intel access to those documents.
The evidence released by the EC speaks for itself, said Michael Silverman, an AMD spokesman, in an e-mail statement.
"Intel can say what it wants, but there's a simple reason why they have failed to convince a single antitrust agency that has independently reviewed the evidence that their practices are lawful and pro-consumer. Intel breaks the law," Silverman said.
Intel's statement comes less than a week after its formal appeal of the decision was released by the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg, which hears appeals of EC cases.
"Intel is bringing all the evidence to the attention of the Court of First Instance, to show not only why the EC's decision is wrong, but also why it should be annulled," Intel said.