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News Intel settles AMD court case, pays $1.25 billion

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  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    This needs a comment. This is good news, no one gets mega raped by global lawsuit losses. Instead intel get knocked down a peg and AMD get a bit more dosh. Win win.
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    bring on phenom III / IV

    cant wait to see what this brings in for AMD
     
  4. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    I sincerely hope this give AMD the breathing space to develop a chip to challenge Intel's domination in high end desktops, not just in budget setups.
     
  5. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Definitely win win win (the third win for us consumers).
     
  6. mi1ez

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    Seems like a good thing to me!
     
  7. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    You mean Bulldozer. ;)


    This is good in more ways than one. It gives a large sum of cash that AMD desperately needs, sorts out the cross-license agreement that has been causing both companies issues over the last few years and basically means Intel has admitted to playing foul, with them agreeing to play by the rules now.

    Still, theres more hurt to come for Intel. The NY attorney case and possible FTC probe are gonna cost them potentially more billions....
     
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    Great news! Well done AMD now put that cash to a great new use!

    Don't waist it!
     
  9. Natima

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    While this is excellent news... I think AMD should really have pushed this case further. Level the playing field a bit more.
    Its going to take a while before we as consumers notice the effect of this, and they could have sped that process up had they not been so lenient.
     
  10. AshT

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    AMD share price currently up by 19.74% in response to this news.
     
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    Greetings!

    No link to this thread in the article.
     
  12. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    This is will help with AMD's debt.
     
  13. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    :facepalm: Sigh, AMD you couldn't just let the DOJ bring down the hammer on Intel.
     
  14. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    DOJ will still lay the pain down with the New York attorney general's case, dont worry about that.
     
  15. dec

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    finally. phenom 3 may just implement something oddly similar to quickpath. i wonder if there was a clause that allowed ATI to help with larabee and intel to help with RV900 for example. this should be good for us, AMD's prices with intel's technology. cant wait to see it.
     
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    Exactly, but I think AMD was probably pressing for a settlement. We all know that AMD is not exactly in a good way, so they may have been more interested in getting some significant cash on hand rather than really hurting Intel. The fact that the regulatory agencies around the world don't have to stop their investigations is probably something else that AMD is relying on.
     
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    I am wondering which country, who the judge was, which court?

    Link to the text of the agreement (if public), link to Intel and AMDs press release about the issue?
     
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    Good to see, I think Intel got off lightly. However, and out of court settlement looks better for both companies images in the end. Inntel don't get completely trashed by the mounting evidence against them and AMD don't look greedy.
     
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    I've been a long time fan of AMD, but never held anything against Intel.

    To be quite frank, I can't stand the idea that you just say "sue" and end up with billion dollar "agreements." If the other company is doing a better job than you are, that's life. To call a marketing campaign into question because it shows your product in a bad light is flat silly. That's what marketing campaigns are. People still make their own choice in the end.

    Now, I'll assume for the moment that Intel was performing mafia-esque "protection services" to somehow fandangle AMD's clientele. I think this agreement in the end was fair in that case. But I'm still not a proponent of crying, yelling "foul", and hoping a lawyer will clean your mess.
     
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