Intel: AMD sucks, leave us alone

Written by Wil Harris

September 2, 2005 // 9:50 a.m.

Tags: #antitrust #inquirer #lawsuit

Companies: #amd #fujitsu #intel #sony

Intel has formally responded, for the first time, to the claims that AMD has made in court about it.

In case you've been under a rock for the last couple of months, AMD is alleging that Intel has been doing lots of anti-competitive things, like paying manufacturers money to only use Intel chips and making threats to stop AMD getting a hold on the market place.

AMD alleges that companies like Sony and Fujitsu have enjoyed incredibly good pricing on Intel chips in return for not making products based on AMD processors.

Intel, in a huge rebuttal filed yesterday, says that this is all rubbish. A great summary of the document can be found over at the INQ, here.

To sum up, though, Intel's argument is that firms choose to use Intel chips, exclusively, because Intel chips are great. Intel says it has been at the forefront of innovation, and that it has never needed to 'bully' anyone, since everyone loves it.

The shenanigans roll on...

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