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AMD sued by Quanta over heat related chip issues

Quanta have filed a lawsuit against AMD in a California court due to claims of using faulty processors in some computers. AMD are disputing these claims.

A news report by Bloomberg highlights that Quanta have accused AMD of selling chips that can not tolerate specific heat levels, making them unusable in some NEC laptops manufactured by Quanta. The problems have caused some machines to malfunction.

AMD spokesman Michael Silverman has said that the company have not been served with the complaint yet, but said that the allegations are without merit.

He said in an email “AMD is aware of no other customer reports of the alleged issues with the AMD chip that Quanta used, which AMD no longer sells. 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.

According to Bloomberg, the lawsuit also claims breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, civil fraud and interference with a contract.

Quanta also make notebooks for Dell, Acer and Hewlett Packard.

Kitguru says: AMD deny the claims, which seem quite serious.

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