AMD Denies Intel License Allegations

"AMD responds to Intel's opening shot over a supposed cross-license breach."

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AMD Denies Intel License Allegations

A couple days ago, Intel made a press release claiming that AMD had broken a cross-license patent agreement the two chip giants had made back in 2001.  In essence, Intel believes that the Global Foundries company that AMD formed late last year with the ATIC was not a valid subsidiary under the agreement.  A claim such as this can't be expected to be ignored, and now AMD has responded.

AMD has states quite simply that these claims are false and were created by Intel in order to deflect attention for their current antitrust problems that they are facing in multiple regions, including the European Union and South Korea.  AMD went on to say that, should Intel pursue their claim in the courts, they will be able to prove the claim is fake and an attempt to mess with AMD's commercial workings.

Intel certainly seems to be quite trigger-happy when it comes to their licenses recently, having called out other rival Nvidia last month over a similar issue.  Will AMD put Intel in their place, or does Intel's claim have the air of truth?

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11-03-2009, 12:45:58

ok my G father bought a laptop b4 christmass from pc world ><

came with 256mb ram YES 256!! with 128mb sharged to gpu etc

he installed avg ad made it almost unuseable so i buy 2x1gb sticks of ram for £20

go to fit them today and its only got one !!! one!! ram slot! so mehh 1gb of ram it is .

still hangs on the blue windows welcome screen .

woudl say fresh install of windows but its only been booted 10-12 times and only got the basics on there atm ..

any ideas? im lost as its a laptop . i assume same basics as a pc tho

11-03-2009, 13:30:53

TinyXP is your friend.

Runs fine on a 333mhz P2 laptop with 128mb ram so...

11-03-2009, 13:42:37

where can i get this majical item

11-03-2009, 13:51:36

Urm... ygpm :rolleyes:

11-03-2009, 14:13:45

Hmmmm am interested in this too.

11-03-2009, 16:28:08

My Granddad bought one a couple years back and it too only had 256MB of RAM, but even worse than that, I couldn't see any access slots to upgrade the RAM at all. So consider yourself lucky that it will even fit that 1GB in there!

Might have to spend some time to put tinyxp on his too (though I would love to convince him to get a new one, and this time let me decide what he should get).


11-03-2009, 17:59:46

haha well it seems nippy enought once it gets over the initial WOW slow boot up lol

cant complain gor £249.99 or what ever he paid

for a 14.1" or what ever the screen is on it

ideal cheapo with built in wireless

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