Monday, March 30, 2009
Nvidia Countersues Intel on License Agreement
Nvidia is claiming that Intel has “manufactured” the licensing dispute as part of a “calculated strategy to eliminate Nvidia as a competitive threat.”
According to Reuters, Nvidia believes Intel made misleading statements designed to undermine Nvidia's licensing rights and the counter-suit “seeks to terminate Intel's license to Nvidia's patents related to graphics processing and three-dimensional computing.”
Nvidia spokesman Hector Marinez says Nvidia believes that without a licensing agreement, Intel's line of integrated graphics chips violate Nvidia's patent portfolio.
For the record, Intel is already finishing it's researching of integrated graphics chip codenamed Larabee and looking forward to ship it by second half of 2009...