Opmerkelijk nieuws van The Register: Dell heeft een vette 7-jarige technology cross-licensing deal gesloten met IBM:
Dell and IBM have signed a $16 billion, seven year technology cross-licencing, deal which will see the direct seller using Big Blue products to bolster its high-end weakspots. It is thought to be the largest deal of its kind in the IT industry.
Dell will use IBM high-capacity disk drives, network cards, flat panel screens, and SRam. It is also thought that the deal will extend to microelectronics, such as IBM's copper chip initiative - a move which could put Dell at odds with long-time partner Intel.
In a statement issued by Dell this afternoon, the company said: "The arrangement, which spans seven years, also calls for broad patent cross-licensing between the two companies and collaboration on development of product technology."
Meer info vind je in dit artikel van The Register.