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December 16, 2009

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Poker-chip-cases

I want to thank the blogger very a good deal not only for this post but also for his all preceding hard work. ...

Medline Scrubs

A classic case of tall poppy syndrome if I ever saw one. Intel is a market leader for good reason, superior r & d, superior technology and superior marketing.

Plus, I guess the fact that they are cashed up makes them an easy target. Much like another company that always seems to be caught up in anti-trust suits.

When did capitalism become socialism? What happened to 'survival of the fittest' and 'may the best man win' or dare I say it...'outwit, outplay and outlast'?

Dr. Gene Nelson

Computer prices would likely fall faster if Intel did not engage in predatory practices that have also led to the failure of many innovative semiconductor firms.

As a computer consultant, I make a point of recommending competing processor families because Intel is so greedy. A former Intel employee, Ken Hamadi created a website that helps to document how Intel treats its workforce like "disposable workers." http://faceintel.com/

One of the big problems is Intel's abuse of the controversial H-1B Visa program to systematically exclude most experienced American citizen technical professionals from working for them. http://www.myvisajobs.com/Search_Visa_Sponsor.aspx?N=Intel%20Corporation shows that Intel applied for an astonishing 6,311 H-1B Visas between 2000 and 2009. H-1B Visas give employers like Intel access to "fresh young (inexpensive, indentured, and imported) blood" - to boost their profits.

RJMartone

I distinctly remember Intel practicing what some called "predatory" practices as far back as the late 70's when Texas Instruments introduced what was then an industry leading (16 bit!) microprocessor which blew away the 8 bit products from Intel, RCA or Zilog. Intel quietly twisted arms by "packaging" peripheral chips and crushed TI's chances for capturing designs. Anybody seen a TI microprocessor in a PC lately?
BTW, PC's are cheap because of advances in semiconductor design (from other semi manufacturers, not just Intel) and efficiencies of scale in production driving prices lower. Intel has laughed all the way to the bank with the lion's share of the processor market. I'm not a socialist, I just have a good memory, sir.

Murray Scheck

I fail to see thje validity of this FTC charge, except to realize we have a Socialistic Government.
20 years I bought a PC for $8,000.
Every Computer i bought since then has been less expensive but with more features and efficiency.
I am now looking at a new computer from Dell or HP. At $1,600 it's the state of the art.and both companies will let me choose the CPU, ( AMD or Intel ) of my choice.
THE FTC IS AN ARM OF THE SOCIALISTS, NOT A CONSUMER PROTECTIVE ORGANIZATION !

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