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AMD Subpoenas Microsoft In Intel Antitrust Case

Advanced Micro Devices said Friday it had issued Microsoft a subpoena to produce documents as part of its antitrust suit against Intel.

The subpoena was given to Microsoft on April 13 and AMD is asking that the documents be delivered by May 15, according to a copy of the subpoena AMD provided to CRN.

AMD is asking for a variety of documents, e-mail and correspondence as far back as January 2000 related to Microsoft's software development plans, inclusion of AMD in technology planning, and financial discussions about AMD, according to the subpoena.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said the Redmond, Wash., software maker is not a party to the lawsuit. "We anticipate that both sides will be seeking documents and other evidence from Microsoft and many other participants in the PC industry," the spokeswoman said. "We will work with the parties in this case to respond to reasonable requests for documents and information."

An Intel spokesman declined to comment on the specifics of subpoenas. Intel has repeatedly denied any wrong doing in this case.

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