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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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http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/04/quanta-sues-amd-sold-defective-products-nec/

"In fact, Quanta has itself acknowledged to AMD that it used the identical chip in large volumes in a different computer platform that it manufactured for NEC without such issues."

Sounds like they have a manufacturing issues with THEIR laptops.
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Bulldozer isn't defective, it's just slow. Someone should tell them this so they drop the suit.

HAHA, this made me lol thumb.gif
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Legit. Bulldozer was a defective product.
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...it is obviously not Bulldozer. The lawsuit is now... so the products that were defective must have been sold at least 1+ years ago.
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AMD is aware of no other customer reports of the alleged issues with the AMD chip that Quanta used, which AMD no longer sells,” Silverman said.
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post #25 of 44
This story reminds me of when Nvidia sold faulty notebook GPUs to Apple, Dell, HP, etc.
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...it is obviously not Bulldozer. The lawsuit is now... so the products that were defective must have been sold at least 1+ years ago.
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AMD is aware of no other customer reports of the alleged issues with the AMD chip that Quanta used, which AMD no longer sells,” Silverman said.

Are there any Bulldozer laptop CPUs? There were not any yet. All the people blaming Bulldozer for a laptop product are hugely misinformed.
Edited by Riou - 1/4/12 at 1:54pm
post #26 of 44
It's quite believable that Quanta used chips it has used before in a new design that provided less headroom for say, heat, than they had used in the past but should have still been within the limits set by AMD.

No reasonable company is going to sue AMD without several rooms full of lawyers and MBAs telling them it will make them money. It's pointless to argue either side without knowing the facts, which we don't.
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post #27 of 44
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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".


You have proven a fact, we'll see if it is the case.

 

 
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Are there any Bulldozer laptop CPUs? There were not any yet. All the people blaming Bulldozer for a laptop product are hugely misinformed.
Good point!
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It's quite believable that Quanta used chips it has used before in a new design that provided less headroom for say, heat, than they had used in the past but should have still been within the limits set by AMD.
No reasonable company is going to sue AMD without several rooms full of lawyers and MBAs telling them it will make them money. It's pointless to argue either side without knowing the facts, which we don't.
Exactly.... rooms of lawyers, engineers, executives, and logistics team (tracking defects).
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They don't want to create something that looks like those g74/g73 laptops? They got some big exhaust in those.
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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.

THIS.
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