AMD vs Intel Lawsuit Continues …

Monday 11 July 2005 @ 1:28 am

As the AMD sued Intel case continues, here is another update to the antitrust lawsuit.

Six distributors have been subpoenaed in the antitrust lawsuit filed by Advanced Micro Devices alleges that the six distributors received financial or other pressure from Intel. This including the following claims :-

  • High-ranking Tech Data executive “turned down USD$1 million to stop doing business with AMD, which caused the Intel representatives to ask ‘How much would it take?‘ “.
  • Ingram Micro backing out of an AMD distribution deal in China because Intel offered very aggressive loyalty rebates.
  • Synnex signing an exclusive deal to only carry Intel processors.
  • Intel reducing ASI‘s market development funds after achieving master distributor status with AMD.
  • Intel threatening to cut off Avnet if it sold AMD Opteron server chips.
  • Intel pressuring Supercom customers to switch to another distributor.

By the way, seventeen manufacturers and nine retailers also have been subpoenaed too, according to the filing.

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