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[engadget] Quanta sues AMD, claims it sold defective products

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Yikes. Quanta -- also known as the planet's largest contract maker of laptops -- has just slapped a nasty lawsuit on the world's second-largest chipmaker. According to Bloomberg, Quanta is alleging that AMD and ATI sold chips that "didn't meet heat tolerances and were unfit for particular purposes." Those chips were then used in NEC-labeled machines, and caused them to "malfunction" in some regard. No big deal? Hardly. In the complaint, Quanta states that it has "suffered significant injury to prospective revenue and profits," and it's seeking a jury trial and damages for good measure.

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wow:p
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File rejected.



Quanta is the one who choosed to use AMD product.
They are the one who came up with the layout of the laptop, they should be aware that GPU's create heat which has do be dumped somewhere.
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At least 1 good thing came out of this article. I got a chuckle from a response.
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The largest chip maker goes to Lays.
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EDIT: n/m, looks like this one is 1 minute older. tongue.gif
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Eh.... hard to judge from what little information is provided at the source but to me it sounds like Quanta had some issues with one line-up of product and decided to go after AMD. If AMD supplied the same hardware that Quanta used in other devices without such issues, to me it would seem that maybe Quanta just manufactured a poor product in terms of their laptop line-up that failed "due to AMD's provided hardware".
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Unless there was something seriously wrong with the hardware and it wasn't performing correctly within AMD's specifications, both in performance and cooling, then their case will be thrown out. I have a feeling that they used a cooler that isn't performing up to specifications... a cooler that NEC designed. Instead of taking the hit, they are instead throwing the blame at AMD and hoping it will stick long enough to recover some of their lost revenue.

I have a hard time believing AMD is responsible for this. The thermal tolerances on their mobile chips are astronomically high (like 100C). AMD does so much quality control that it's very rare for one of their chips to fail, let alone as many as they are claiming. Basically, the fault cannot be AMD's in this case. If it is, why aren't other manufacturers having the same experience?

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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Pretty sure Quanta just trying to make a quick buck out of AMD, might be wrong tho, in this cases we can never be sure what side is right, in most cases neither side is right lol.

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AMD does so much quality control that it's very rare for one of their chips to fail, let alone as many as they are claiming.

This is the same company that may not know how many transistors are in their Bulldozers. If they do know, at the very least they were dishonest and/or negligent when they allowed the press to continue saying "2 billion" ad nauseum. If they can bungle that one, they can bungle something like this. AMD can be just as underhanded and conniving as intel.
    
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This is the same company that may not know how many transistors are in their Bulldozers. If they do know, at the very least they were dishonest and/or negligent when they allowed the press to continue saying "2 billion" ad nauseum. If they can bungle that one, they can bungle something like this. AMD can be just as underhanded and conniving as intel.


Thats the PR department of AMD fail, to b honest PR department of AMD is awful, they fail pretty bad, still AMD problem is they can't make products that rival their competition most of the time, but in quality they seem to do well, haven't had any problem with any AMD products to the present day, on the other hand have had some problems with both Intel and Nvidia, of course this does not mean anything overall, but means something to me.

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