Intel cut off at the knees, by Rambus (who else?)
Posted on: 07/19/2000 02:55 PM

This article from TechWeb has some interesting information about the deal Intel and Rambus have with regards to chipsets:
Industry sources said the virtually unknown restriction explains why Intel (stock: INTC) recently licensed patents for chip set support of DDR memories to Via Technologies, Acer Laboratories, and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) in Taiwan. The pacts allow the three companies to offer DDR chip sets for Intel's Pentium III and Celeron processors.
I love this kind of stuff. Intel can't make profitable DDR chipsets so it'll get it's cash from licensing the tech out to others!

It's the old backscratch-to-backstab theory. I wonder who's going to be the monkey next?




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