EU Posts Sordid Details of Intel Antitrust Case

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Maverick828

While I don't approve of what Intel did, would AMD have done it if they could? Just playing devil's advocate. I think its wrong, but it sounds like the other companies are just as much at fault. They got greedy and wanted some extra money from Intel so they agreed to do this... they agreed to accept these "conditional rebates" to do what Intel wanted.. so why arent these companies also in hot water? If Intel is being sued over this, why arent the other companies getting sued for accepting it?

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dc10ten

if there was ever a time AMD were to do the same thing, then they would get the same response as now with intel.

 

the point is that they haven't done it, if/until they do we don't have a problem with them right now. Right now it is intel who is doing bad business practice.

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dc10ten

if there was ever a time AMD were to do the same thing, then they would get the same response as now with intel.

 

the point is that they haven't done it, if/until they do we don't have a problem with them right now. Right now it is intel who is doing bad business practice.

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jwavisjr

It's not a question of if AMD did the same thing or not, the fact is Intel is in the wrong here,  at the same time I don't believe in the EU constantly wrangling money from american companies.  I think they are as greedy as some of the large companies.

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mesiah

I'll admit these were some pretty low blows. But I still hold that most of this matter concerning matters between US businesses should have been handled by US courts, and the EU should have only focused on Intels direct dealings with EU based stores and manufacturers.

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Trooper_One

Wow, scary how a mega corporation can influence the market.

Intel should count its blessing that it only got such a small fine.

Some of that money should go to AMD for R&D.

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dc10ten

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_7_gets_optimized_intel_chips

 

they seem to have money to throw around. It makes $1 billion seem like a drop in the bucket

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_throw_884_million_wind_river_systems_acquistion

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_invests_43_million_japanese_wimax_company

 

and intel sells alot

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_over_1_billion_compatible_motherboards_sold

plus they are like 80% of market share?

 

they would not want anyone invading their turf. I think if given the choice they would rather be a monopoly

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/nvidia_chimes_intel_antitrust_fine

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/intel_pricing_policy_penalizes_ion_platform

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/escalation_nvidia_files_counterlawsuit_against_intel

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/angry_intel_threatens_pull_crosslicensing_patent_agreement_amd

 

They don't want AMD to recover, they dont want Nvidia making chipsets or processors (using VIA) and they probably want to kick them out of graphics.

 

again, i would love to see 3 platforms

intel, AMD, nvidia with a lot of mixmatching of vidcards, chipsets, and processors

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damazeen

Pretty sucky of Intel, I think.

My next build is going to be based on an AMD processor, even though I've been using Intel processor's so far. If Intel had played fair to some extent, perhaps AMD would have sold more products allowing them to pump more cash into their R&D, and if not producing a break-through product, at least the competition would have benefitted us user/consumer folk.  

 

 

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deismanj

I knew Intel was doing this, but I hadn't realized just how bad it was....   I think Intel got lucky with a mere $1.45Billion fine, they should have got more.  More countries should be doing the same, and at least a portion should be paid to AMD in compansation so they can boost their development, and once again be able to really compete with Intel.

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MeTo

I think U.S.A Should pursue this. I think Intel crossed the line. AMD should sue for damages.

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jihnn

hold your tongue intell fanboys

 

what intell has done has hurt amd's market share they deserve what they got.

closed door, verbal meetings, setting the rules ..... kinda like the mafia....

 

where would AMD's cpu's be today if they had the extra  cash to put into development?

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nekollx

 where would AMD's cpu's be today if they had the extra  cash to put into development?

 

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