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This excerpt taken from the AMD 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.

5. SUBSIDIARIES AND CHANNEL PARTNERS

 

5.1 Right to Appoint Subsidiaries. FASL hereby grants to AMD the right during the Term to appoint any Subsidiary as a subdistributor or sales representative of AMD, provided that such appointment is on terms and conditions consistent with this Agreement, including that any such Subsidiary will abide by the inventory restrictions applicable to AMD pursuant to Section 2.3.3.

 

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Confidential treatment has been requested for portions of this exhibit. The copy filed herewith omits the information subject to the confidentiality request. Omissions are designated as ****. A complete version of the exhibit has been filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


5.2 Right to Appoint Channel Partners. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, FASL hereby grants to AMD the right during the Term to appoint Channel Partners (through multiple tiers), provided that each Channel Partner enters into a distribution or sales representative agreement with AMD pursuant to which each such Channel Partner acknowledges that its rights to market, sell or otherwise distribute Products are no broader than, and are subject to at least the same limitations as, the rights granted by FASL to AMD in this Agreement. Consistent with the goals of Section 2.3.1, AMD will use its Best Efforts to select and retain Channel Partners that will effectively promote and accomplish the sale of Products, regardless of what other business AMD may carry on with such Channel Partners. In addition, as part of the quarterly business review described in Section 13, the Parties will discuss the performance of the Channel Partners and discuss possible ways to improve the mix of Channel Partners or improve the performance of existing Channel Partners.

 

5.3 Channel Management. With respect to its Channel Partners, AMD will:

 

5.3.1 use commercially reasonable efforts to enforce the terms and conditions of its agreements with its Channel Partners, including the sub-distributor obligations set forth in Schedule 5.3.1;

 

5.3.2 provide each Channel Partner with commercially reasonable field sales and field applications support, and with commercially reasonable assistance in connection with each such Channel Partner’s promotion and sale of Products; provided that AMD shall have no obligation to provide field applications support in the Fujitsu Territory;

 

5.3.3 use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that each Channel Partner designated as a “stocking” Channel Partner by AMD (which designation shall be made by AMD in its sole discretion) maintains a representative minimum level of Product inventory in order to ensure timely off-the-shelf delivery of Products to Customers;

 

5.3.4 use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that each Channel Partner complies with FASL’s distribution policies and procedures; and

 

5.3.5 use Best Efforts to ensure its Channel Partners have the ability to successfully promote Products in the regions in which they are actively pursuing Product sales.

 

5.4 Stock Rotations. AMD shall have the right to accept Product stock rotation returns from its Stocking Channel Partners in accordance with FASL’s **** stock rotation policies, provided that AMD shall not permit any Stocking Channel Partner to return **** Products held as inventory by such Stocking Channel Partner, based upon net shipments and in accordance with the time frames and procedures specified by FASL. FASL will notify AMD in advance of AMD’s placement of the applicable Purchase Orders of its stock rotation policies and agrees to provide AMD ****. If AMD accepts Product stock rotation returns from any Stocking Channel Partner, AMD shall promptly return such Products to FASL. AMD will, on a Quarterly basis, provide FASL with a written report regarding stock rotation returns by AMD to FASL, such written report identifying the Stocking Channel Partner that returned Products and specifying the Products returned (by Product number, and amount). On a Quarterly basis, FASL shall perform

 

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Confidential treatment has been requested for portions of this exhibit. The copy filed herewith omits the information subject to the confidentiality request. Omissions are designated as ****. A complete version of the exhibit has been filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


an inspection and audit of the returned Products, and in the normal course of business ****. In order to pass inspection, all Products returned in accordance with this Section 5.4 must be in their original, unopened factory-sealed unit packaging containers and otherwise unaltered.

 

5.5 Termination of a Channel Partner. Upon termination of a Channel Partner relationship, AMD will promptly update Schedule 1.2.11 and, as applicable and if directed by FASL, ****. If so requested by FASL, AMD will **** to FASL at ****.

 

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