After Intel got hit with a $1.45 Billion fine AMD of course was going to have its say.
What did AMD say? Well about what you would expect them to, they said that Intel was evil and they got what they deserved. Of course the failed to mention that they gave Michael Dell a huge break per CPU to get the Dell business in the US back in the Athlon 64 days. They also forgot to mention that they jacked up the prices of the retail CPUs to help pay for this little discount.
But hey who remembers all that…
Of course Intel did engage in shady practices but as I have said what company doesn't? I wonder if AMD will sue nVidia now..
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AMD EMEA president Giuliano Meroni says that the Commission has today established that Intel had abused its dominant market position for years.
"The EU decision will shift the power from an abusive monopolist to computer makers, retailers and above all PC consumers," says Meroni.
EU regulators have been investigating Intel since 2000, following AMD complaints about its business practices.