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[PCPer] Intel still hasn't paid AMD the 1.2 billion USD anti-trust fine

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This is a saga for the ages and a snit worthy of any 2 year old child. 11 years ago AMD filed suit against Intel citing questionable business tactics Intel had been using worldwide. Intel was offering discounted parts to retailers if they would use Intel chips exclusively. For instance, if a company like Dell offered an AMD alternative then Intel would raise the price of every Intel component sold to Dell across the board. This is, of course, illegal.

The court cases were settled in 2009, in the US Intel agreed to pay AMD $1.25 billion USD to settle all outstanding court cases in the US and several overseas. In the UK there was a seperate court case which also went against Intel, the courts there requiring Intel to pay AMD €1.06bn, the largest ever fine in the UK. Since then Intel has been fighting tooth and nail to find a way not to pay the fine and while they have not succeeded in their legal battle they have succeeded in not paying AMD one single cent. Their initial appeal was dismissed in 2014 but that has not stopped Intel from delaying the payment and as of today that fine still remains unpaid. The Inquirer posted today about their latest challenge to the ruling, Intel's legal team claims that it somehow unfair to be punished for unfair business practices.


When are they ever going to pay up? headscratch.gif
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They are being fined for dirty business tactics all over the world. Dunno if they ever paid it anywhere...
They should have in EU as far as I know. I see US, UK, ... do they have some in Asia too? biggrin.gif
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This is hilarious. Especially since they definitely have more than enough funds to pay the fine.
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This is hilarious. Especially since they definitely have more than enough funds to pay the fine.
Yeah but maybe they are thinking about the lawyers, what will they be doing otherwise? lol
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Government put your pant on. And do like walmart just said to visa credit card.

We are not allowing use of your product anywhere in your country! Well for walmart it only in walmart...


Until money is paid.... As simple as that.. biggrin.gif
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AMD could really use the cash lol. Hopefully they get it.
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Wow. I was under the impression that they had already paid, the original decision was years ago.

Just goes to show that it's as important for the tech media and us to keep following these cases and appeals and doing follow-ups as the original story and decision.
 
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When are they ever going to pay up? headscratch.gif

After AMD goes belly-up. rolleyes.gif
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Wow. AMD has no recourse?
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Government put your pant on. And do like walmart just said to visa credit card.

We are not allowing use of your product anywhere in your country! Well for walmart it only in walmart...


Until money is paid.... As simple as that.. biggrin.gif
Yeah it would be nice if these huge corporations were actually ever made to pay up even it means blocking them out of market until they clear their status.
Especially when they just drag it forever so they don't have to pay.
Imagine a person being fined and refusing to pay... I bet they would just freeze their account/assets and take the money/sell house etc. maybe that would work on Intel too tongue.gif

I mean we like you Intel but your greediness knows no bounds and needs to be curbed.
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