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[ITpro]Intel upbeat despite US and EU antitrust hearings

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http://www.itpro.co.uk/servers/news/...-hearings.html

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The complaint cites three individual practices that Intel has allegedly used. First, the company is said to have offered substantial rebates to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that agreed to buy all or most of their CPU requirements from Intel.

Additionally, it is claimed that Intel has been known to make payments to its OEM customers to encourage them to delay or cancel a launch of a product line that uses rival company AMD's processors.

Lastly, the commission has accused Intel of offering its CPUs on average below-cost when bidding against AMD-based products in the server segment of the market, especially to strategic customers.
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It's called progress...Nature of the business.
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LOL @ progress man.... thats funny

Corrupt business practices are against the law for a reason.

And if Intel hadn't done any of this in the first place, AMD would be a much stronger competitor right now, and we may have even been on 32nm right now, with 22 just on the horizon, instead of one step back... not to mention prices would be lower.
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It is illegal and immoral, but intel is by no means the first company to do this.
    
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Intel IS not the first company to do this. lol they're just harrassing them cause they've got money, and they're driving AMD into the ground
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Intel IS not the first company to do this. lol they're just harrassing them cause they've got money, and they're driving AMD into the ground
It seems like AMD has been doing that rather well on their own, what with having worst products on every front except super-budget low-power-use CPUs.

But then again, I just care that it works and is cheap.
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Theres not much the government can do without taking what they take from Intel and giving it to AMD. If you just take from Intel no matter how much it is it won't affect them. But giving it to AMD will definitely offer a substantial gain for the market.
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