Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2003 (Revised March 2004)

Wintel (A): Cooperation or Conflict

by David B. Yoffie, Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Sasha Mattu


Examines the dynamic relationship between two complementors: Intel and Microsoft. Set in 1995, the case asks how Intel and Microsoft should solve a serious division between the two companies that threatens the health of the PC industry.

Keywords: Conflict Management; Competition; Cooperation; Information Technology Industry; Computer Industry; Semiconductor Industry;


Yoffie, David B., Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, and Sasha Mattu. "Wintel (A): Cooperation or Conflict." Harvard Business School Case 704-419, August 2003. (Revised March 2004.)