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
Posted by Doug Barney on February 06, 2007 at 11:52 AM