Anti-trust authorities in the US have sanctioned Intel's proposed acquisition of security company McAfee Labs.
Intel said that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted approval for the $7.68bn deal.
"The FTC has concluded its review of the proposed McAfee transaction and has cleared it," said Intel vice president of investor relations Kevin Sellers.
"We are continuing to work with the staff at the European Commission as they continue their review."
Earlier this year, McAfee chief executive Dave DeWalt said that the deal will usher in an era dubbed 'McAfee 3.0' in which the company will further integrate security tools into hardware platforms.
However, authorities in the European Union have reportedly expressed concerns that the close integration of processors and security tools could run foul of anti-trust regulations.
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