Nvidia Halts Chipset Developments
Nvidia yesterday confirmed that the company is halting development of its chipsets because of legal issues with Intel.
Robert Sherbin, lead corporate communications spokesman for Nvidia, told PC Magazine that the company will postpone further chipset investments until legal issues with Intel are resolved in court next year. Intel says that its four-year agreement with Nvidia doesn't cover the Nehalem or Core series of processors and, while the legalities have nothing to do with Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia has stopped developing chipsets for AMD as well.
"We have said that we will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel's FSB architecture," Sherbin told PC Magazine in an email. "We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel's improper claims to customers and the market that we aren't licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we'll postpone further chipset investments."
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