* In 2006, Intel paid Dell almost $2 billion in “rebates,” and in two quarters of that year, rebate payments exceeded Dell’s reported net income
* From 2001 to 2006, Intel granted Dell a privileged position vis-à-vis other computer makers in return for Dell’s agreement not to market any products from Advanced Micro Devices (“AMD”) (NYSE: AMD), Intel’s major competitor
* Intel and Dell collaborated to market microprocessors and servers at prices below cost in order to deprive AMD of strategically important competitive successes
SAN FRANCISCO—A U.S. federal judge in Delaware Thursday (Dec. 8) dismissed several claims against Intel Corp. in an antitrust suit filed by New York's attorney general in 2009, according to an Associated Press report.
The judge dismissed claims filed on behalf of individual computer buyers, ruling that the state lacked the statutory authority to bring the claims, according to the report. The judge also dismissed claims involving computer purchases made before November 2006, ruling that Delaware's three-year time restriction should apply, the report said.
In 2009, Andrew Cuomo, then New York attorney general, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging that the world's No. 1 chip maker violated state and federal anti-monopoly laws.
Intel threatened HP that it would derail development of a server technology on which HP’s future business depended if HP promoted products from AMD
* Intel paid HP hundreds of millions of dollars in rebates in return for HP’s agreement to cap HP’s sales of AMD-based products at 5% of its business desktop PCs
* In 2006, Intel and HP entered into an broader, company-wide agreement to pay HP $925 million to increase Intel’s shares of HP’s sales at AMD’s expense
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo wanted to be Governor and a high profile lawsuit was the best way. NY agreed to drop the suit for Intel paying $6.5m for the lawyers that NY retained for the lawsuit. $6.5 million ????? The amount that the state of NY owed their
If this had ANY MERIT, NY would have pushed forward.
Intel paid IBM $130 million not to launch an AMD-based server product
* Intel threatened to pull funding for joint projects that benefited IBM if IBM marketed AMD-based server products
* Intel pressured IBM to launch another AMD-based server only on an “unbranded” basis