9 PC makers, retailers to help AMD in lawsuit against Intel

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Nine out of the 32 PC manufacturers and retailers to which AMD has sent letters seeking support in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel say they are willing to assist AMD.

AMD has sent lawyer's letters to some manufacturers demanding some of senior management members to keep safe custody of related files and emails, which will facilitate the court's future investigations.

According to AMD, Bestbuy, Sony, Sun, Circuit City, Gateway, Lenovo, NEC-CI have agreed to protect related information and staff's references as per AMD's requests. Dell says it will respond to AMD's requests. While Toshiba declined AMD lawyer's request to hold talks.

AMD has sent letters to Averatec, Dell, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, HP, Hitachi, IBM, Lenovo, NEC, NEC-CI, Rackable Systems, Sony, Sun, Supermicro and Toshiba so far.

In its files submitted to the court AMD says it has requested the above companies to retain reference of employees who made dealings with Intel.

By People's Daily Online