Has the F.T.C. Opened the Door for the Great Chip War?
Dec 21, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I present to you relief measure No. 17:
"Requiring Intel to make available technology (including
whatever is necessary to interoperate with Intel's CPUs or
chipsets) to others, via licensing or other means, upon such terms
and conditions as the Commission may order, including but not
limited to extensions of terms of current licenses.
"For those of you keeping score at home, this remedy could pave
the way for a chip war the likes of which we've yet to
"Intel and Advanced Micro Devices have set out on a path to
combine computing and graphics functions on a single piece of
silicon, instead of selling two different chips to handle these
functions. That's nice for Intel and A.M.D. because they both have
main (computing) chip and graphics chip expertise."