Lawsuit against Intel
The New York times reports about an lawsuit filing against Intel in “2nd UPDATE: NY AG: Dell Got $6B Via Secret Intel Pact >DELL” :
Dell, the world's third-biggest computer maker based on shipments, was allegedly paid about $6 billion between February 2002 and January 2007, according to the lawsuit. In one fiscal quarter, the lawsuit says payments from Intel constituted 116% of Dell's reported net income.
Interesting news as this sheds a different light to the financial performance of Dell and you could just speculate about the margins of Intel that allow them to pay $6B and still making money. You will find the complaint for further reading at the site of the Attorney General of the State New York. The pdf of the complaint is available here.