Nvidia to get Pentium 4 licence via IBM?

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According to SIG Equity Research, confirming earlier speculation, Nvidia could announce its Intel chipset as early as the first quarter of 2004. But, said the firm in a report to its customers, Nvidia may not need to get its licence direct from Intel, but because of its manufacturing agreement with IBM could get a front side bus licence as Big Blue is close to Intel as well.

That way, reckons the firm, Nvidia could miss out paying the $5 royalty everyone else has to pay, but would have to make its chipsets using the IBM foundry.

Read more: [URL=http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11262]The Inquirer[/URL].

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