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 Change in the Competitive Environment

AMD is a leader in an evolving industry, designing exciting new technologies for our partners and customers. We also continue to monitor the competitive environment to preserve our ability to offer innovation leadership in a fair and open market.

In November 2010, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission settled its charges of anticompetitive conduct against Intel Corporation. The resulting Consent Order prohibits Intel from engaging in certain marketplace conduct for a 10 year period. 

The FTC/Intel Consent Order and Analysis are available on the U.S. FTC website

Almost a year earlier, on November 12, 2009, AMD and Intel Corporation announced a comprehensive settlement agreement that ended all outstanding legal disputes between the companies up to the date of settlement. Under terms of the settlement, Intel paid AMD $1.25 billion and agreed to reform certain sales and marketing business practices. 

You can read the public version of the AMD v. Intel Settlement Agreement here

Since the settlement was announced, AMD has worked to educate its customers and partners about the new path to a fair and open competition available to them.