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Dell and Intel: I Knew Something Was Up

When AMD starting gaining steam with cheap and blazingly fast PC and server chips, all the major hardware makers jumped at least partly on the bandwagon -- except Dell, which stubbornly and publicly refused give AMD an inch.

Behind the scenes, though, Intel was paying Dell big bucks to use its chips. While this may not be illegal or even unethical, it's the subject of a shareholder lawsuit; Dell didn't report about $1 billion in such payments openly enough, the suit charges.

All this chaos led founder Michael Dell to take back the reigns of the company he started in an Austin dorm room 27 years ago.

Posted by Doug Barney on February 06, 2007


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