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[6]: What's Intel up to?
by sbergman27 on Mon 16th Mar 2009 19:54 UTC 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?"
mckill Member since:
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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RE[8]: What's Intel up to?
by sbergman27 on Tue 17th Mar 2009 02:56 in reply to "RE[7]: What's Intel up to?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The issue isn't that Intel is holding up AMD, it's that they don't want other companies getting ahold of their IP

Bullshit. They are trying use this to make AMD pay them twice, and thus become less able to compete in the market that Intel has always felt should be theirs and theirs alone.

There is nothing in this that does anything but hurt consumers in the US, Europe, and elswhere.

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