Will Intel continue to allow manufacturers and retailers to sell more Fusion chips? The last time I checked, it was revealed that Intel was bribing Dell, HP, IBM and other manufacturers (as well as retailers like MediaMarkt) BILLIONS of dollars not to sell AMD processors.
I believe Dell received 6-billion dollars in secret payments to not buy AMD processors, and HP received "hundreds of millions of dollars" (according to subpoenaed evidence in the NY case) in order to keep AMD's market share under 5%. Intel even bribed retailers like MediaMarkt to not stock their shelves with AMD products.
So... there you have it. Maybe Intel is allowing AMD a small victory in order to evade antitrust problems?
News:It's been years since there has been any lasting good news for AMD, and we're happy to see it.
Me too,....they are our first line of defense against higher CPU prices from the Intel camp. They face staggering odds, considering Intel's wealth, and still seem to be relevant in many markets. I buy from them whenever I can.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Damn, thats quite the conspiracy there hahah
coolice:thats quite the conspiracy
If any of what he's saying is true, slacking off a little and "letting AMD sell some stock" wouldn't protect Intel from prosecution at all. There is no way to avoid charges if you've done the deed already.
Anything PROVABLE would be vigorously pursued by Uncle Sam.
Didn't Intel just pay AMD a bunch of money not so long ago? I thought Intel did it to settle the lawsuit that was filed against them for these very practices.
And if this good fortune is the result of Intel having to stop those unfair practices, it makes you wonder where AMD would be today if something had been done sooner.
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