Intel paying billions to keep AMD away?

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November 6, 2009 at 03:37:54
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The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against Intel Corp. accusing the chip giant of paying billions of dollars to computer makers in order to discourage them from using microprocessors by Advanced Micro Devices. Dell alone allegedly received $6 billion dollars between 2002 and 2007 and sometimes those payments exceeded Dell’s profits.

The lawsuit alleges Intel paid computer makers, including IBM and HP, to discourage them from utilizing microprocessors produced by Intel’s arch-rival AMD, reports Dow Jones Newswires. For example, as a part of the agreement, Intel compensated below-cost bids against rivals offering AMD-based desktops, servers or workstations by Dell in order to slowdown the increase of AMD’s market share.

Under a secret pact named the "Mother of all Programs", Intel paid Dell a rebate based on the total cost of central processing units the computer maker bought, the lawsuit claims. The percentage of the rebate could fluctuate, but reached up to 16% as Dell mulled over using AMD processors. Moreover, in one fiscal quarter Intel’s payments constituted 116% of Dell's reported net income, according to the lawsuit.

Intel has already faced similar lawsuits in Europe, Japan, South Korea and the U.S., therefore, the current accusations hardly change the situation drastically.

Dell, HP and Dell declined to comment, but Intel added that it would defend itself. IBM said it would co-operate with the investigation.


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November 6, 2009 at 19:03:39
Just a rehash of the prior M$/bill Gates method of doing business whith his SHEEPLE.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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November 7, 2009 at 08:12:41
All the more reason to buy AMD! :-)

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November 9, 2009 at 11:44:30

Does this make things a little more even!

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November 9, 2009 at 11:45:39
Wow the amd boys removed my prior post. Shame, shame

How about this one.
It goes both ways...

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November 9, 2009 at 16:24:35
First of all it was your comments in which you displayed in your last comment which got your post removed. The "grow up people" comment was not appropriate nor does it have any place on these forms. My obligation as a mod is to uphold the rules and inappropriate remarks towards other posters are against the forum rules.

Second of all, the last post that you link doesn't have anything to do with AMD's involvement in that scandal.

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