Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:02 UTC
Intel CPU maker Intel is pressuring smaller rival Via Technologies to exit the CPU market, industry sources in Taiwan claim. In exchange, Intel will allow Via to continue making PC chipsets which use Intel's patented technology, say the sources at PC mainboard manufacturers, who do not wish to be named.
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RE[2]: future problem for intel?
by REM2000 on Mon 27th Nov 2006 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: future problem for intel?"
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

Thats his point, AMD didn't enter the market as a 5 billion company they built it from small company with good products to compete with intel.

I too am sad that VIA might be pushed out of the market, competition is good for everyone both businesses and consumers, it makes businesses work harder and innovate more with new features and it give's these new features to consumers cheaper. The best example in the PC world i can think of is nVidia vs ATI. Look at the technology they put into the hands of consumers in a very short amount of time. These new graphics cards are becoming more capable then processors.

fight it VIA.

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agrouf Member since:
2006-11-17

But there is no competition "thanks" to patents. They affect both businesses and consumers negatively. I'm afraid VIA can't fight the patent war, for not being a US based company.

Edited 2006-11-27 15:44

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