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VIA and Intel settle legal war

By Julio Franco
Apr 8, 2003
  1. VIA Technologies today announced that VIA and Intel Corporation have reached a settlement agreement in a series of pending patent lawsuits related to chipsets and microprocessors. The agreement encompasses 11 pending cases in five countries involving 27 patents.

    As part of the agreement Intel granted VIA a license to sell microprocessors that are compatible with the x86 instruction set but not pin compatible or bus compatible with Intel microprocessors.
     
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    So it means there will be no VIA CPUs for Socket 478 / 603. No competition but more motherboard incompatibility..
     
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