Intel, VIA settle patent suit (not the big one)

Redesign, cash-free

Intel and VIA have settled a patent infringement suit, with VIA agreeing to redesign some AMD-supporting chipsets. That's what Intel says.

No money has changed hands. That's what VIA says. Other terms remain confidential.

Intel filed the suit against the Taiwanese chip designer in 1999 and the case was to be heard in January.

The two companies have a much bigger fight on their hands over VIA's allegedly unuathorised use of Intel patented technology in chipsets supporting the P4. On this score, we are looking forward to a battle royale. ®

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