For more than a year, antitrust prosecutors have been probing suppliers of LCD flat panels and cathode ray tubes. The probes haven't led to the announcement of criminal charges -- but a common belief among some defense lawyers is that the government has bestowed amnesty on Samsung Electronics. That would be an antitrust turnaround for the company, which paid a $300 million fine in 2005 for fixing prices on its DRAM chips, a penalty which, at the time, was the second largest in antitrust history.
In Price-Fixing Probes, All Eyes on Samsung
September 11, 2008