IBM gaat K7's bakken voor AMD, aldus dit artikel van The Register:
Although on the face of it IBM and AMD have no cross licensing deal on x.86 technology, it now appears that Big Blue will make K7 chips.
The complex cross licensing technology on copper technology -- which exclusively prevents Intel from using it -- is likely to lead to boards from IBM later in the year.
Last week The Register exclusively reported that a 1GHz K7 will emerge from AMD at the beginning of next year.
As reported here earlier, AMD has a complex cross licensing agreement with Motorola on process technology, allowing it to leapfrog chip giant Intel.
Further, IBM also has a set of complex cross licensing agreements with a number of senior industry players, including National Semiconductor, Intel and many others.
No one from IBM Microelectronics was available at press time to either confirm or deny that it had cross licensed AMD technology. Nor would AMD comment, when we spoke to them this morning.