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AMD Sued by Quanta (Not Over Patents)

Category: Manufacturers, General News
Posted: January 4, 2012 12:55PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Here’s something you may not have seen for a while; a suit between two tech companies without patent infringement involved. The plaintiff in this case is Quanta Computer Inc, the largest contract maker of laptops in the world. Its claim is AMD sold it chips which did not meet heat tolerances. These chips were then used in the laptops ordered by NEC and later malfunctioned.

In the complaint Quanta says it has, "suffered significant injury to prospective revenue and profits." AMD disputes these claims and states it has never received a report of the chips involved failing. In fact, Quanta itself admits it used the same chips in a different large order for NEC without issue.

Additional allegations in the complaint include breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, civil fraud and interference with a contract.



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ComputerEd on January 4, 2012 01:02PM
So let me get this straight, they used the chip in a different design with zero issues. Would this not indicate a design flaw on Quanta's part in the design for the model that malfunctioned? I mean why is it companies face apparent design flaws and they want to blame others all the time. Man up and admit you designed a poor heat removal system. At least based on the early info out that is what it appears.

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