Fevered speculation that Dell, a major distributor of Intel technology, might be the last domino to fall to AMD with its Athlon microprocessor, was dampened down by an executive at the PC firm late yesterday.
Kevin Rollins, a vice chairman at the Dull Corporation, told the Reuters wire that the reports were not true. He confirmed that Dell regularly met with officials from AMD, as reported here previously, but said the meetings were just that, meetings.
An insider at AMD confirmed this was the state of affairs to us earlier this week, rather cynically observing that Dell liked Intel to see the name of the rival company in its visitor book, just to keep Chipzilla on its toes.
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