AMD coming to a Government office near you, and maybe a bigger tax return!

The White House told federal agencies this week to stop specifying brand names in procurement contracts, a practice it says leads to higher prices for everything from paper clips to PCs and hurts the livelihood of smaller vendors.

The memorandum from the White House’s budget office was hailed on Thursday by Advanced Micro Devices, which has complained to governments around the world that contracts specifying computers made with Intel chips have led to higher PC prices for taxpayers.