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1.06 GigaEuros
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Permalink

EU fines Intel 1.06 billion in the EU antitrust case. Justice at last I guess you could say. Not a day too soon and hardly surprising given the shenanigans that's been going on for so long. Intel will of course appeal, but I think their chances at getting a particularly much more favorable verdict are slim given the facts on the table. A more interesting question is if it will actually change Intel's behavior. I'm doubtful. Although the fine is the largest ever it's probably only a fraction of the profits Intel made over their years from their illegal activities.

Also worth reading:
Will fine force Intel to change its ways?



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Sunday, May 31, 2009

personally i want more competition in the x86 market.
i want Chinese/European company's having their own innovation within this market.

with the lack of openness intel is slowing development according to their own personal needs, and not being innovative leader.

the Core i5 and Core i7 suck, it's pretty much a Pentium 4 meets Core2Duo hacked together (it's a royal mess).