Originally Posted by farlex85
Why does everyone want intel to fail? I understand they are a huge cooperation and nobody likes a monopoly, but their products are top-o-the-line. If they are hurt, that won't necessarily help amd, and it certainly won't help us b/c we will have to sacrafice the tech. And why are we even so sure that they were using unethical business practices? It could be AMD is pressuring for this to take credibility away from intel. Just make a better product, or one that can compete. Then the consumer has their choice and everybody wins.
You haven't been in the loop for that last 15 yrs, huh?
This is a piece of crappy article I wrote for school a while back:
"Without a new architecture or any option to reclaim face and performance, Intel tightened their choke hold on the CPU industry by creating/increasing “incentives” and/or strong arming nearly every PC manufacturer with threats of price hikes to destroy their profit in an effort to exclude AMD from the market. In 2001, AMD enjoyed 21.8% market share, but by the 3rd quarter of 2002 they had slipped to 11.6 %, and only climbing back to 21.4% as of January 2006, despite AMD’s lower cost and proven performance. Although these practices have been assumed and known for some time, AMD didn’t launch an attack against Intel until 2005. " (and that led into Japan's FTC lawsuit, etc - and I know I can't write haha)
Now, If you recall how good the Athlon XPs were, how can one surmize that the extreme loss of market share was due to AMD (or other non-intel reasons)? Especially, since AMD was climbing vigorously and it just so happens that intel was losing significant share. There was a major war campaign against AMD. Intel had to stop them in their tracks or risk losing their monopoly. They're no different than any other massive corporation ( also see their treatment of Chinese workers).