Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Mar 2009 17:04 UTC
AMD Recently, AMD spun off its manufacturing business in a partnership with the Abu Dhabi government into Global Foundries. Apparently, Intel isn't very happy about this, and has said in correspondence to AMD that the patent cross-license agreement from 2001 has now been broken by AMD.
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RE[3]: What's Intel up to?
by poundsmack on Mon 16th Mar 2009 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's Intel up to?"
poundsmack
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it doesn't appear to be like that. here's the run down.

1. Intel licenced technology to AMD and only AMD.
2. AMD helps spin a new company (consisting of it's old fab business and more) but this company is not a true subsidiary of AMD.
3. Intel did not give this new company the rights to use its IP. Nor does AMD's licence allow it to reliecence Intel's IP.
4. Intel just wants Global Foundries to play by the same rules everyone else does when a company needs to licence Intel's stuff.

its rather simple really, a lot of sites are just blowing it out of proportion.

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