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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by bnolsen on Mon 16th Mar 2009 20:47 UTC in reply to "tisk tisk"
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Probably it's because Intel has a very commanding lead with core i7 and atom. They've recovered from the Pentium4 fiasco and with the new architecture they feel they are in a position to own the market again.

What they may find is that they make awaken the ire of government(s) who may view this all as a monopoly grab.

Personally what intel is doing doesn't bother me so much. I'd really like to see their patent porfolio decimated (as most patents should be) to allow real valid competition back into the market -- not just AMD and VIA.

Id really hope to see some revolutionary new cpu technology become available which would change all the rules. But that has to happen on its own.

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