AMD Sued by Quanta (Not Over Patents)

Guest_Jim_* - January 4, 2012 12:55PM in Manufacturers, General News

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.