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AMD Interview:EU Ruling on Intel

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wolf2009, May 14, 2009.

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    Nice Interview here

    I hope AMD gets awarded some of that money, they need any money they can get right now.
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    As mentioned in other threads. Antitrust is about promoting the interests of consumers and so AMD will not see any of the money (It will go into the EU central budget so consumers pay either less taxes or get more services as compensation). Who is to say that in a truly open market AMD would have done well at all? If they can prove it then they would have to make a private suit.

    However, showing consumers losing out is much easier than the latter in cases of monopoly power abuse.
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    i heard (emphasis on heard, no links or facts to back this up) that AMD will get 60%, and the EU will keep 40%.


    well i like the fact he doesnt sound smug, or arrogant in that.
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    Nope. Money never goes to actual firms. As the commission says on their website, they act on bahalf of consumers and not firms.
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    and he is correct for the most part...
    100% of the total fine will be given to companies to in turn purchase AMD products. That was the part I didn't spell out very well or probably even at all.. Sorry for the confusion. Some money will be lost in administrative fee's and legal mumbojumbo so prolly knock that down to about 75-80%.
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    The consumer then gets the cheaper products from AMD as there is very little overhead because the money essentially came from Intel. lol. Which equates to about 55-60% of the fine going to AMD.
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    Good useful info there. :toast:
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    darn, i was hoping AMD would get some of that coin. 1B euros is alot.
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    I don't like the fact it goes to companies that were harmed. How in the hell are the consumers getting helped if it goes to the companies?
    Trickle Down Economics FTL!

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