Upstate New York of course is where AMD is proposing to build a multibillion-dollar manufacturing plant if its mysterious “asset lite” strategy allows it, if it can scrounge up the money, and if it isn’t persuaded to build it in Germany where its other fabs are.
AMD may have told Cuomo it doesn’t have the money because of Intel’s competition.
Cuomo has served Intel with a subpoena seeking documents and information about its pricing practices. He’s looking for evidence that it penalized OEMs for buying chips from AMD, improperly paid customers for exclusive deals, and illegally cut AMD off from distribution channels.
According to his office, a preliminary review raised enough questions to warrant a full-blown investigation.