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[5]: What's Intel up to?
by broken_symlink on Mon 16th Mar 2009 19:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What's Intel up to?"
broken_symlink
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2005-07-06

Well, I would think the whole reason Intel is going through with this is so they can be paid twice. Otherwise, whats the point?

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RE[6]: What's Intel up to?
by sbergman27 on Mon 16th Mar 2009 19:54 in reply to "RE[5]: What's Intel up to?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Well, I would think the whole reason Intel is going through with this is so they can be paid twice. Otherwise, whats the point?

I agree. And that sounds very much "Not OK" and more than a little like an anti-trust investigation might be called for if they persist. It's not like 'W' is still in office to give them a get out of jail free card.

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RE[7]: What's Intel up to?
by mckill on Mon 16th Mar 2009 22:33 in reply to "RE[6]: What's Intel up to?"
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2007-06-12

The issue isn't that Intel is holding up AMD, it's that they don't want other companies getting ahold of their IP in this case some random company in a third world country.

AMD started this by breaking their agreement, so lets stop pointing the finger at Intel.

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