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 Bounty on Mon 16th Mar 2009 21:38 UTC
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http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2343161,00.asp
"Intel's concern is that establishing a licensed fab allows any potential GlobalFoundries customer to approach the company and legally manufacture a knockoff to Intel's X86 architecture"

Could be that they don't want legal Nvidia x86 processors. Or any other 3rd party for that matter.

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