Zo bericht News.com:
In a move that seems likely to resurrect accusations that Intel is trying to stifle competition, the chip giant has revoked a technology license and filed a federal lawsuit against Via Technologies, a leading chipset vendor.
And, once again, Rambus may come up somewhere as an issue.
On Wednesday, Intel filed a breach-of-contract and patent-infringement suit against Via Technologies alleging that it is marketing Intel technology that is excluded from a license to the two companies signed last November.
"Via continues to mislead customers and prospective customers to believe that unlicensed Via chipset products are licensed to Intel's patents under the agreement," the lawsuit alleges. It seeks an injunction barring the practice as well as unspecified monetary damages.
Ik weet niet hoe het precies zit, maar het lijkt erop dat Intel het absoluut geen prettig idee vind dat VIA eerder met een 133MHz busspeed chipset komt dan zij zelf. Dus suen ze VIA maar meteen...