AMD calls on Skype for Intel anti-trust evidence

By Derek Sooman on March 2, 2006, 6:10 PM
AMD, who are currently making allegations that Intel abused its dominant position in the x86 chip market to hinder competitors, has subpoenaed VoIP software developer Skype to give evidence. Its emerged that Skype 2.0 contains features that are only available to PCs fitted with Intel CPUs.

The subpoena instructs Skype to retain all documents dating from 1 January 2000 pertaining to its partnership with Intel, and warns that it may be called upon to present any or all of them before the court. AMD will undoubtedly be hoping to find evidence that Intel leaned on Skype to ensure the ten-way voice conferencing facility in Skype 2.0 wouldn't work on AMD processors.

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