"M. Murcek" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> AMD's quest may benefit Microsoft
> Contributed by jerry on 04 July 2005 - 21:20 CET | 21 Comments
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> An antitrust complaint with something favorable to say about
> Microsoft? Is it possible?
> Apparently so. The antitrust suit filed last week against
> microprocessor giant Intel by its smaller rival, Advanced Micro Devices,
> singles out Microsoft for its willingness to support an innovative
> processor that AMD pioneered.
> From the outside, it might seem surprising that the AMD suit doesn't
> instead criticize Microsoft, given its close ties with Intel as part of
> what many call the "Wintel" partnership. But the situation illustrates the
> fact that the interests of Microsoft and Intel aren't always tightly
> In fact, some analysts say Microsoft would benefit if AMD is able to
> become a bigger competitor to the dominant chipmaker -- either through its
> antitrust suit or over time in the market. Such an outcome could give
> Microsoft more influence in its dealings with Intel, under the notion that
> the Redmond software company could just as easily work with AMD instead.
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