Intel outed on PC-133

Look, we promise we won't write about PC-133 anymore today

Computex Unnamed sources rather close to Intel today revealed the truth about PC-133, Direct Rambus, VIA and the rest. According to our extremely reliable source, Intel does have a plan to use PC-133 but is currently involved in an argy-bargy with VIA over the terms of its licence. Intel does not want VIA to release the PC-133 chipset before it releases its own PC-133 chipset. It thinks VIA's licence precludes the Taiwanese company from so doing. VIA, unsurprisingly, takes a different view. This must be seen as a climbdown and a u-turn. We can't quite find a metaphor which adequately describes the humiliation this represents for the chip giant. ®

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