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 May 11, 2009 - 08:50 AM - by Michael
* EU to slap Intel

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The EU is about to slap Intel around as a monopoly, for doing things like treatening companies into scrapping AMD-based products:

The Commission will state that the violations occurred during a period stretching back eight years, they said.

In committing the first violation, Intel set percentages of its own chips that it wanted PC makers to use, the sources said.

For example, NEC Corp was told that 20 percent of its desktop and notebook machines could have AMD chips, the sources said.

All Lenovo notebooks had to use Intel chips, as did relevant Dell products. The figure was 95 percent for Hewlett-Packard's business desktops, they said.
And now we know why it's been so hard to get your hands on AMD-based computers from the manufacturers...
 

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