Fujitsu Siemens gets back the AMD habit

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    Two weeks after AMD filed its legal challenge at Intel, Fujitsu Siemens, one of the companies cited in the action, has added AMD processors to its PC range.

    The new machines will be in the company's Esprimo professional PC range, which includes the small form factor Esprimo E5600 and the micro-tower Esprimo.

    The computers are part of Fujitsu Siemens' Green PC range and had only been available with Intel processors and chipsets prior to the legal announcement.

    "We worked very closely with Fujitsu Siemens to bring a solution to market that suits the specific needs of business users in enterprises," said Giuliano Meroni, corporate vice president of microprocessor solutions at AMD.

    "AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology complements Fujitsu Siemens' efforts in providing solutions that preserve natural resources by significantly reducing the energy consumption of office PCs."

    Fujitsu Siemens has never locked out AMD processors in the same way as manufacturers like Dell are alleged to have done, but AMD claimed in its deposition that Intel had convinced Fujitsu Siemens to impose restriction on AMD processors.

    This allegedly included giving a special discounts on Celeron processors in exchange for dropping AMD computers from its website, and not releasing AMD-powered systems in different world markets.

    Fujitsu Siemens said in a statement concerning the raids on Intel's European offices: "It is company policy not to comment on legal matters of the EU. Please talk to the EU in regard to the activities that they are conducting."

    Source: vnunet

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