By Foo Yun Chee – The European Commission imposed the biggest antitrust penalty in its history on Wednesday (Dec 4), fining six firms including Philips, LG Electronics and Samsung SDI a total of 1.47 billion euros ($1.92 billion) for running two cartels for nearly a decade.
The Commission said executives from the European and Asian companies met until six years ago to fix prices and divide up markets for TV and computer monitor cathode-ray tubes, technology now mostly made obsolete by flat screens.
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