Intergraph heeft bekend gemaakt dat het stopt met z'n PC en server produkten, een stap die naar eigen zeggen het direkte gevolg is van het gebrek aan medewerking van Intel. EBN Online heeft het nieuws:
In addition to discontinuing its PC and server lines, Intergraph is seeking third-party investments in both its ViZual Computing graphics workstation business and Intense3D add-on card operation, and hinted that an outright sale of the groups may be in the offing. Under its new plan, the company will focus exclusively on software and services.
As he has in the past, Intergraph chief executive James Meadlock blamed Intel for his company's troubles, and said today's decision capped a lengthy legal dispute underway in an Alabama federal court. As late as last week, Intergraph filed a motion claiming Intel is ignoring a preliminary ruling compelling it to provide chip samples and documentation to the OEM.
"Intel would rather have us not succeed," Meadlock said.
[...] The company claims that its Intense3D chip occupies 40% of the high end graphics accelerator market and 24% of the mid-range market. Still, Meadlock said Intel's reluctance to supply information was to blame for its inability to compete effectively in its markets. Intergraph lost $20.9 million last year, on revenue of $286.7 million.