Something to consider about INTEL
Intel recently lost a lawsuit regarding AMD chips in a ruling by the Japanese Fair Trade comission saying that INTEL used illegal monopolizing tactics to limit the amount of AMD chips that could be sold in Japan.
Also, after further investigation by AMD, they found out that INTEL had not given Hewlett Packard their rebate check. HP suffered and INTEL was all like psh, if you give us like %90 of your retail business, we'll give you the money. That is in direct violation of the sherman anti-trust act.
And another quote
AMD also said Intel used its position to handicap AMD systems on a technical level. Intel denied AMD access to the highest level of membership for the Advanced DRAM technology consortium and designed its compilers, which translate software programs into machine-readable language, to degrade a program's performance if operated on a computer with an AMD chip, the suit charges.
Thats very illegal.
Basically whats going on is back in the days when the Oil industry in America was owned by one guy in all aspects, including drilling, transportation, and marketing and stuff of all the oil, congress passed the sherman anti-trust act, so that companies could not own all aspects of an industry. Well actually, having a monopoly and owning all aspects of an industry is legal, however using your position of power to bully
others from possibly competing, such as threatening to take awya rebate checks from companies if they dont use pretty much all their chips.