Intel ameninta AMD ca le retrage licenta pentru arhitectura x86 din cauza ca AMD ar fi incalcat un contract.
In joc sta licenta AMD de a produce procesoare care utilizeaza tehnologia IntelÂ x86 si licenta Intel de a produce procesoare folosind tehnologia AMDÂ x86-64.Â
AMD’s former manufacturing division opened for business last week as GlobalFoundries, but the spin-off may run afoul of AMD’s 2001 cross-licensing agreement with Intel. Indeed, Intel has formally accused AMD ofÂ violating the agreement, and threatened to terminate the company’s licenses in 60 days if a resolution is not found. Intel contends that GlobalFoundries is not a subsidiary of AMD, and thus is not covered by the licensing agreement. AMD has fired back, insisting that it has done nothing wrong, and that Intel’s threat constitutes a violation of the deal. At stake is not only AMD’s ability to build processors that use Intel’s x86 technology, but also Intel’s ability to use AMD’s x86-64 tech in its CPUs. [slashdot]
Se pare ca i-a tampit criza si pe astia de nu vor sa se mai joace impreuna. Bine totusi ca avem doi jucatori, daca era doar Intel, la ora asta bloguiam de pe un Intel PIII CPU ce ar fi costat 1000$.
Dar parca nici doi jucatori nu sunt de ajuns cateodata. Cyrix anyone?