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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:10

AMD spends $180,000 on lobbying in four months

Written by Nick Farell
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Large drinks cabinet
AMD spent more than $180,000 over the last four months to butter up Congress, the Department of Defense and the executive office of the President. Most of the cash was spent trying to encourage the government to increase its technology spending levels, and improve competitiveness and research in the semiconductor industry.

According to a lobbying disclosure form filed with Congress, the company spent more than $180,000. It does not mention how the money was spent. More than $180,000 would buy you a lot of gin and it is not clear if it was money well spent.

AMD does not seem to have been heard particularly well in political circles where Intel, Google and Microsoft have everyone's ear. Maybe it is time for AMD to look at the quality of alcohol it is serving at these functions.


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+51 #1 hanoking 2011-06-28 12:47
And still thats a very small amount of money compared to the tens of millions of Intel lobbying dollars and its connections to the ruling military/economic complex.
 
 
+14 #2 hanoking 2011-06-28 12:48
And still thats a very small amount of money compared to the tens of millions of Intel lobbying dollars and its connections to the ruling angloamerican military & economic complex, you know, the one that waged various wars since 1990.
 
 
+16 #3 Sodomy 2011-06-28 13:29
You do know there is an edit button right?

see the little notepad under your comment click that instead of double posting.
 
 
+17 #4 Bl0bb3r 2011-06-28 13:42
Cheap... too cheap... AMD, step up your buttering skillz!

Well Nick, we all know why those three mentioned in the article have everyone's "ears". It's one thing to lobby and another to bribe.
 
 
+9 #5 vkozyrev 2011-06-28 18:48
Intel was probably laughing to tears reading this...
 
 
+3 #6 evolucion8 2011-06-28 20:01
Quoting Sodomy:
You do know there is an edit button right?

see the little notepad under your comment click that instead of double posting.


He, I didn't notice that, thanks. By the way why that nick? Are u a woman or man?
 
 
+1 #7 agent_47 2011-06-29 03:45
"Maybe it is time for AMD to look at the quality of alcohol it is serving at these functions."

if the amount of money spent is a testimonial of the quality of alcohol, then im afraid AMD's serving is far more pure than any of the three (where more money spent = less quality of alcohol)
 

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