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[4]: tisk tisk
by Treza on Tue 17th Mar 2009 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: tisk tisk"
Treza
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2006-01-11

Now that Intel plans to manufacture Atoms in TSMC Fabs as part of SoC chips, and if these Atoms gets the 64bits extensions (which most of them currently lack), then Intel could have some troubles as well.

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RE[5]: tisk tisk
by tylerdurden on Tue 17th Mar 2009 15:38 in reply to "RE[4]: tisk tisk"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Actually all Atoms have been 64bits from the get go....

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RE[6]: tisk tisk
by poundsmack on Tue 17th Mar 2009 15:47 in reply to "RE[5]: tisk tisk"
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2005-07-13

no thats isn't correct. Atom chips with an "N" or a "Z" infront of them are 32 bit chips. This was a terrible move by Intel, thanks for slowing down teh adoption of 64 bit...

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RE[5]: tisk tisk
by segedunum on Tue 17th Mar 2009 23:18 in reply to "RE[4]: tisk tisk"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Now that Intel plans to manufacture Atoms in TSMC Fabs as part of SoC chips...

Certainly plausible and it looks like a similar position to what Intel is accusing AMD of being in.

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