crazyeyes writes "David, in the form of a young Chinese girl , has finally slung a stone at the giant Goliath we know as ASUS. She sued the computer company for a cool 5 million US dollars after ASUS was caught using an Intel engineering sample processor in her laptop. The engineering sample is a free, uncertified processor Intel gives to companies like ASUS for test purposes. Intel maintains they must not be sold as they are not qualified parts and are often broken in some way, but the story claims that Intel is fully aware and even supports the misuse of those samples.
Coming at the back of reports of fake boxed Intel CPUs , that's pretty believable. The Chinese are obviously comfortable about counterfeiting everything from milk powder to eggs. What's a processor to them? Whether Intel actually supports their activities is something for all Slashdotters to ponder..."
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