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News Intel has "serious questions" about AMD spin off

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Surely AMDs lawyers (insert Mr Burns' here) will have studied this furiously?
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I think you might be expecting a little too much, there :p
     
  4. biebiep

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    The Foundry Company + AMD Designers = AMD conglomerate

    They just have to keep the license at the top of the food chain and it's still their company making everything from an accountants point of view.
     
  5. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    I think the bigger worry is for Intel to be slapped with a government investigation for being a monopoly. With AMD market share falling and no one else producing x86 microprocessors Intel could find itself in a situation similar to that of Corning way back in the day when they patented a process to mass produced lightbulbs. The government decided the technology was too important to be controlled by a single company and forced Corning to share the technology with GE.
     
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    AMD owns 46% of FC, so is it still really outsourcing?
     
  7. MasterYoda34

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    Intel will never revoke AMD's x86 license. If they did, Intel would instantly become a monopoly and that would have far more consequences for Intel than allowing AMD to outsource their x86 production. I think AMD knows this and is essentially playing a game of chicken with Intel.
     
  8. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    Yes.
     
  9. Tim S

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    AMD would have to be the majority owner of The Foundry Company for it not to be outsourcing...
     
  10. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ehh Intel is just afraid of the possible outcome so of course they are going to do what they can to slow AMD down. I mean really I dont think Intel wants to lose its crown again for like 6 years like last time lol.
     
  11. Zytek_Fan

    Zytek_Fan The tortoise

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    Stop making stupid legal moves, Intel.
    The Foundry Company is completely legal.
     
  12. leviathan18

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    intel cant kill amd or they become a monopoly
     
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    I didnt think of this... hmm well I doubt intel would pursue this too heavily due to the anti trust issues it could create
     
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    I personally think AMD probably is violating the cross-license agreement, but think Intel would turn it into a legal matter. Instead, Intel might attempt use it as a bargaining chip to convince AMD to drop the anti-trust suits against Intel. "Look, I won't sue you for violating our cross-licensing agreement and prevent you from making any chips... but you gotta drop the lawsuits against me."
     
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    Intel using that to force AMD to drop the lawsuit can't work. If Intel sues AMD for breaking the cross licensing agreement and wins then AMD shuts down.

    If that happens Intel will be found to have a monopoly and all their Tech/Patents would be up for the birds. AMD would get government backing to put them back on track as well as full use of Intel patents.

    Intel would never pull the trigger on that one.
     
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