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Old August 4th 10, 02:11 PM posted to comp.sys.intel
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Intel's ten-year anti-trust case comes to an end

Agreement imminent
04 August, 2010

Chip giant Intel's ten-year battle with the US Federal Trade Commission
has come to an end and details of the settlement will be published later
today.

The world's largest chip maker has been embroiled in a series of
damaging anti-trust investigations for a decade now after being accused
of offering threats and rewards to artificially boost its own business
and damage its competitors.

Both sides of the long-running spat are remaining tight-lipped about the
details of the deal which could cost Intel billions of dollars and force
it to radically change its business practices, both saying that the
findings of the Commission would be unveiled later today in Washington.

Intel was accused of cutting smaller rivals like AMD out of the market
by offering box builder's exclusive and lucrative deals to use only its
chips.

Dell recently coughed up $100 million to the FTC for its part in keeping
AMD down by taking backhanders to keep an Intel-only shop.

Intel has already been on the wrong end of a number of anti-trust
investigations in Europe and Asia which have cost the company more than
$2 billion so far.

It paid AMD $1.25 billion last November to stop its rival griping over
its shenanigans.
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Old August 4th 10, 02:38 PM posted to comp.sys.intel
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Default Intel's ten-year anti-trust case comes to an end

More interested in the Nvidia Intel case. Hoping Nvidia gets a QPI/DMI
license so we can get some chipset competition again.


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Old August 5th 10, 10:48 PM posted to comp.sys.intel
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On 8/4/2010 9:38 AM, Jim wrote:
More interested in the Nvidia Intel case. Hoping Nvidia gets a QPI/DMI
license so we can get some chipset competition again.




Nvidia didn't get a QPI/DMI license, but it did get stability in the
PCIe specs. Nvidia will still have to fight it out in court with Intel
to get that license, or get back its own licenses.

Yousuf Khan
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Old August 6th 10, 06:44 PM posted to comp.sys.intel
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"Yousuf Khan" wrote in message
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Nvidia didn't get a QPI/DMI license, but it did get stability in the PCIe
specs. Nvidia will still have to fight it out in court with Intel to get
that license, or get back its own licenses.

Looks like they can buy VIA to get an x86 license though.


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Old August 7th 10, 01:49 AM posted to comp.sys.intel
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On 8/6/2010 1:44 PM, Jim wrote:
"Yousuf wrote in message
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Nvidia didn't get a QPI/DMI license, but it did get stability in the PCIe
specs. Nvidia will still have to fight it out in court with Intel to get
that license, or get back its own licenses.

Looks like they can buy VIA to get an x86 license though.


Yeah, that seems to be the biggest line of speculation at the moment.
VIA has just become highly desirable. There was talk sometime back that
Nvidia had assembled its own team of CPU engineers to do its own x86.
But there's no chance in hell that Intel is going to give them an x86
license unless they buy a company with its own.

Yousuf Khan
 




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