U.S. Department of Justice
United States v. AlliedSignal Inc. and Honeywell Inc., Case No. 1:99 CV 02959 (PLF)
Response to Public Comments on Antitrust Consent Decree
Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. ï½§ 16(b)-(h), that on March 9, 2000, the United States filed its responses to public comments on the proposed Final Judgment in United States v. AlliedSignal Inc. and Honeywell Inc., Case No. 1:99 CV 02959 (PLF) (D.D.C., filed November 8, 1999), with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
On November 8, l999, the United States filed a Complaint which alleged that AlliedSignal's proposed merger with Honeywell would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. ï½§ 18, by substantially lessening competition in the traffic alert and collision avoidance systems ("TCAS") market, the search and surveillance weather radar ("SSWR") market, the reaction and momentum wheel market, and the inertial systems market. The proposed Final Judgment, also filed on November 8, 1999, requires AlliedSignal and Honeywell to divest the TCAS business of Honeywell located in Glendale, Arizona; the SSWR business of AlliedSignal located in Olathe, Kansas; the space and navigation business of AlliedSignal located in Teterboro, New Jersey; the mechanical rate gyroscope business of AlliedSignal located in Cheshire, Connecticut, and a related repair business in Newark, Ohio; the microSCIRAS technology business of AlliedSignal located in Redmond, Washington, or, in the alternative, the micro-electro-mechanical systems inertial sensor business of Honeywell located in Minneapolis and Plymouth, Minnesota; and the AlliedSignal micromachined silicon accelerator and micromachined accelerometer gyroscope technology business.
Public comment was invited within the statutory 60-day comment period. The public comments and the United States' responses thereto are hereby published in the Federal Register and have been filed with the Court. Copies of the Complaint, Hold Separate Stipulation and Order, proposed Final Judgment, Competitive Impact Statement, and the United States' Certificate of Compliance with Provisions of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (to which the public comments and the United States' responses are attached) are available for inspection in Room 215 of the Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, 325 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530 (telephone: 202-514-2481) and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
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