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AMD: We've Received the $1.25 Billion From Intel

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 67 comments

The healing begins.

Nearly a month ago, Intel and AMD announced a settlement of $1.25 billion to end the disputes between the companies.

AMD announced late Thursday that it has received the $1,250,000,000 from Intel, according to Trading Markets. This satisfies one of the terms of the settlements, which are:

Under terms of the agreement:

-          AMD and Intel obtain patent rights from a new 5-year cross license agreement

-          Intel and AMD will give up any claims of breach from the previous license agreement

-          Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion.

-          Intel agrees to abide by a set of business practice provisions.

As a result, AMD will drop all pending litigation including the case in U.S. District Court in Delaware and two cases pending in Japan. AMD will also withdraw all of its regulatory complaints worldwide.

In a joint statement, the two companies commented, "While the relationship between the two companies has been difficult in the past, this agreement ends the legal disputes and enables the companies to focus all of our efforts on product innovation and development."

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    philologos , December 11, 2009 10:20 PM
    Send it to R&D please!!
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    jerreece , December 11, 2009 10:16 PM
    Free/Discounted CPUs and GPUs for EVERYONE this Christmas Season!!!

    -- If only. ;)  At least Intel settled out of court though. This should free up AMD to continue on their CPU research/engineering. Ultimately, this is good for the consumer.
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    pullmyfinger123 , December 11, 2009 11:15 PM
    It's too bad AMD didn't send me a memo about this settlement before their stock went sky high :( 
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  • 23 Hide
    jerreece , December 11, 2009 10:16 PM
    Free/Discounted CPUs and GPUs for EVERYONE this Christmas Season!!!

    -- If only. ;)  At least Intel settled out of court though. This should free up AMD to continue on their CPU research/engineering. Ultimately, this is good for the consumer.
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    philologos , December 11, 2009 10:20 PM
    Send it to R&D please!!
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    Ed Brown , December 11, 2009 10:25 PM
    "Intel agrees to abide by a set of business practice provisions."

    would that be the {} set?
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    Yuka , December 11, 2009 11:03 PM
    Don't forget Intel also gave AMD a boost in company value (forgot the actual name, sorry xP) with the demise of the "Consumer" Larabee product. So u gotta add that to the 1.25B.

    All in all, we all agree that this is good (to some extent) for us, the end consumer 8)

    Hope Intel can come up with a better IGP or get his GPGPU well done with this "focus" time. Same goes for AMD/ATI as well, off course, but they're well headed IMHO.

    Cheers!
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    wildwell , December 11, 2009 11:08 PM
    Now they can just focus on planning their future law suits.
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    pullmyfinger123 , December 11, 2009 11:15 PM
    It's too bad AMD didn't send me a memo about this settlement before their stock went sky high :( 
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    IzzyCraft , December 11, 2009 11:44 PM
    Well the deal has been news for awhile
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    nforce4max , December 11, 2009 11:54 PM
    If AMD could improve the FPU performance on a per clock basis by even 15% or more then they would have a really product and same for Intel.
  • 16 Hide
    Anonymous , December 12, 2009 12:03 AM
    I'm glad I got AMD stock for $3.30 per share.
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    ravewulf , December 12, 2009 12:07 AM
    And we'll be repeating all of this again in 5 years...
  • 16 Hide
    XD_dued , December 12, 2009 1:05 AM
    1.25 billion doesn't come close to covering the amount AMD could have been making from oems all this time.
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    yang , December 12, 2009 1:13 AM
    its nice to hear these multinational corporations settle things in a civil manner like mature adults. Now if we can get apple/microsoft to work together
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    curnel_D , December 12, 2009 1:52 AM
    yangits nice to hear these multinational corporations settle things in a civil manner like mature adults. Now if we can get apple/microsoft to work together

    You say that as if Apple has 1. Something Microsoft wants, and 2. Something to settle.

    Apple hasnt done anything truely innovative since the iPod.
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    gekko668 , December 12, 2009 2:13 AM
    That's good to hear. I hope AMD can use this money toward R&D to make their phenom runs faster. I also hope Hector Ruiz wont get a single dime from this.
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    tipoo , December 12, 2009 2:21 AM
    gekko668That's good to hear. I hope AMD can use this money toward R&D to make their phenom runs faster. I also hope Hector Ruiz wont get a single dime from this.


    The guy's gone, at least from central AMD.
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    maxpain12 , December 12, 2009 2:22 AM
    From underdog to challenger, well done AMD!
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