Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Best Friend Money Can Buy
Investigations into Intel-related shenanigans have thrown up some brilliant emails – as we found at the EC anti-trust investigation. Now the New York Attorney-General’s investigation into Dell-Intel irregularities have revealed some even better ones according to the New York Times.
The New York Attorney-General is also investigating Intel for anti-trust infringements and discovered emails between Intel CEO Paul Otellini and Dell CEO Michael Dell, in which Dell complained of losing business because rival PC-makers used AMD chips.
Otellini riposted that Intel had paid Dell more than $1 billion in the previous year saying that was “more than sufficient to compensate for the competitive issues”.
In another email to a colleague Otellini said Dell was: “The best friend money can buy.”Tags: colleague, infringements, new york times, previous year, york attorney