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What are you on about? The invention of the transistor??? I'm talking about recent history! ...""In just over a year, AMD’s IPC gains beat out Intel’s 2015-2020 IPC advances. "
A statement which neatly refutes your original statement that Intel was "holding back the entire industry". Didn't seem to hold AMD back, now did it? In any case, do you think Intel was advancing slowly on purpose?
I think there's a far better rebuttal to the EU's action. In the minds of most people, a "level playing field" means just that -- all companies are held to the same set of rules. But the exclusivity rebates (which Intel offered OEMs) were, according to the EU decision, perfectly legal for AMD (or any other company) but not for Intel. When a company becomes the market leader, it now must abide by a different set of rules. Handicapping the winner is fine for horse races. But in the real world of economics, it's a different matter. I'd also like to point out that the EU action didn't amount to a hill of beans in the long run. Even once Intel was prevented from offering those rebates, most OEMs still shunned AMD -- that is, until they had a substantially better product at a lower product. In other words, the free market in action.Try the New York Times, among a zillion other references on many years of [Inte] misdeeds ... Nuff said - though you can go on about verdicts being challenged; conviction doesn't mean guilt etc.