The five-year old antitrust suite against Intel has been delayed until February 2010:
The trial was previously scheduled for April 2009, AMD spokeswoman Hollis Krym, said Friday.
AMD is accusing Intel of using illegal subsidies in order to coerce 38 companies in North America, Asia and Europe to use its products, in some cases threatening retribution if those companies used or sold AMD products.
It alleges that Intel pushed major customers, such as Dell, Sony, Gateway and Hitachi, into making exclusive deals in return for cash, discriminatory pricing or marketing subsidies.
The long-running suit has been beset by snags. Intel said in March 2007 it may have lost internal e-mail needed as evidence for the trial. Recent court documents show that Intel is still hunting for internal e-mail.