quote: It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
quote: If that is all that the standard has to be, "dominant power" in the EU, then every small town resteraunt owner should sue McDonalds for having crushing local dominant pricing power.
quote: or sticking them with a huge fine (which would be passed on to customers in higher prices / lower performance sooner or later).
quote: Because Intel supplies critical components to OEMs, they have significant bargaining power. From the claims I've read, Intel has used this leverage to convince OEMs to sell less AMD products, sell no AMD products, or delay the sale of AMD products. Intel can do this because AMD cannot supply enough CPUs for entire OEM orders (Intel can).
quote: Where have you been? If AMD wasn't pricing aggressively, how much do you think you'd be paying for a Core2? Notice how this time, when AMD's product is not competative, Intel's prices are lower than the last time this happened (P4)? Since the lawsuits, we've seen better prices from Intel. Heck, we've even seen Dell start selling AMD products. Coincidence?
quote: Intel would offer Dell: The first 500,000 CPUs you buy are $200 each. The second 500,000 CPUs you buy are $200 each, plus $50 worth of free cobrand advertising dollars
quote: A quantity discount, as he described it, is a monopolist tactic; perfectly competitive firms never price discriminate,
quote: I had no clue AMD was out selling Intel in the retail space with the k6's and k7's
quote: The problem is that, during that period, AMD was gaining market share hand-over-fist, culminating in their actually outselling Intel at the retail level
quote: It was just a year ago that no one wanted to pick up an intel product,