Intel licensing problems again

Aron Schatz
December 20, 2002

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This could be the end of SiS in the Intel sector. When Springdale comes, no one will have any rights to make it!


Of the two technologies, licensing on the 800MHz FSB standard is more crucial to board makers, Asustek Computer said, as it is closely related to companies’ marketing planning as well as product sales. Without the licensing, manufacturers will not be able to feature support for the new-generation P4 processors in their products. As a result, if Taiwanese chipset designers are unable to get the licensing, board makers will have to adopt more Intel chipsets. Judging from the current conditions, board makers predicted that the ratio of their Intel-based products is likely to continue rising next year.

Intel chipsets are usually more costly than third party peeps.


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