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The largest laptop ODM Quanta Computer reportedly sues AMD

Quanta Computer
Quanta Computer
The notebook maker accuses Advanced Micro Devices of supplying defective chips

It was revealed yesterday that the two giant corporations will engage in legal battle with Quanta claiming AMD and ATI Technologies sold them chips that did not meet certain heat tolerances. According to a Bloomberg report, the suit also includes a number of other accusations including negligence, fraud, various breaches and more.   

The world’s largest laptop builder, Quanta, surprised Advanced Micro Devices with a breach of contract lawsuit because the latter supposedly provided the first with chips that overheated. As a result, NEC-branded notebooks manufactured by Quanta reportedly malfunctioned causing the maker “significant injury to prospective revenue and profits.”

AMD’s spokesman Michael Silverman is quoted as saying AMD is aware of no other customer reports of the alleged issues with the AMD chip that Quanta used, which AMD no longer sells,” … “In fact, Quanta has itself acknowledged to AMD that it used the identical chip in large volumes in a different computer platform that it manufactured for NEC without such issues.”

We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.

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Author: Ivan Zhekov, 2012-01- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)