Acer brings price-fixing suit against Samsung, Toshiba
CNATAIPEI--Acer Inc. confirmed Monday that it has sued several optical disk drive makers, including South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. and Japan's Toshiba Corp., for their alleged roles in a price-fixing conspiracy.
October 29, 2013, 12:22 am TWN
The complaint, filed Oct. 25 in federal court in California, is seeking to “protect the interests and rights” of the Taiwanese computer maker, which will cooperate with the U.S. authorities infurther investigations, Acer spokesman Henry Wang told CNA.
The Taipei-based company will also seek unspecified damages from the defendants, Wang said by telephone, without identifying the actualnumber of defendants.
Acer's complaint came a day after Hewlett-Packard Co. filed two similar complaints Oct. 24 in federal court in Houston, claiming that Samsung, Toshiba and LG Electronics Inc. were among companies that conspired to fix the price of disk drive products it bought from 2004 to 2010.
The defendants together account for 90 percent of the market for optical disk drives, which are used to store and replay media and data on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray devices, Bloomberg News reported.
Hewlett-Packard is seeking unspecified triple damages and injunctive relief under federal antitrust laws, the report said.