Former AMD Exec: Even I Wouldn't Buy AMD
Intel says even AMD wouldn't buy AMD CPUs five years ago.
Despite a settlement late last year that saw Intel pay AMD $1.25 billion in damages, the Federal Trade Commission is still pursuing a case against Intel regarding anti-competitive business practices.
In a recent filing to the FTC Intel has cited a former AMD executive who admitted that if it wasn't for company loyalty, he "would never buy AMD" when it came to purchasing a personal system.
CNet reports Intel cites a 2004 internal AMD communication from former AMD Executive Vice President Henri Richard, the company's then-highest-ranking sales executive who said, "If you look at it with an objective set of eyes, you would never buy AMD. I certainly would never buy AMD for a personal system, if I wasn't working here."
Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy told CNet News that the company got the internal AMD communication through the discovery process and that over time, "more and more [of] this kind of information will be available in the case."
Intel filed the papers on December 31, 20 days after it paid AMD the $1.25 billion in damages that the two settled on in November.