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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
I believe Transmeta makes a lot of processors for mobile phones and such. I'll have to look it up.
They do. They make processors for PDA's and for Ultra Portable systems like the Flybook.
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GODDA**IT!! (trying to keep it clean here)

Who is Transmeta anyways? I mean, I know that TI used to make CPUs, and so did Motorola. But where does Transmeta fit into this mess? 'Tis a real head scratcher folks, a real head scratcher.
    
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Originally Posted by legoman786
GODDA**IT!! (trying to keep it clean here)

Who is Transmeta anyways? I mean, I know that TI used to make CPUs, and so did Motorola. But where does Transmeta fit into this mess? 'Tis a real head scratcher folks, a real head scratcher.
Transmeta make ultra low voltage CPU's for mobile phones, PDA's and ultra portable tablets (like the fly book)
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interesting..i guess maybe i shouldnt wait to much longer to get my e6600...
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post #15 of 43
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“After endeavoring to negotiate with Intel for fair compensation for the continued use of our intellectual property, we have concluded that we must turn to the judicial system to be fairly compensated for our inventions,”
What they mean to say is "Intel made us an offer but we figured we'd get more money if we sued them"
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post #16 of 43
I always wonder the motives of the lawsuit when it is filed years and years after the alleged first infringement.

Although, it's not like Intel just came into money recently and now they want a piece.......

It will be interesting to see what happens.
post #17 of 43
Intel has entirely too much money staked on the core 3 duos. If they feel like they will loose they will over transmeta a offer they can't refuse so they don't loose their treasured product line.
 
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post #18 of 43
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It's always sad when inventions get stolen from weak and poor companies, by powerful and rich ones. It goes to show that being rich doesn't mean being clever, or creative. If Intel really has stolen invented technology from Transmeta, I hope the courts rule in Transmeta's favour and grant them royalties from PIII onwards. LOL, Intel would be paying Transmeta off for the next decade or so . Still, it wouldn't surprise me, if AMD really do own Transmeta, or are allies with them in some other way, that this is just a gambit from AMD, designed to try and make Intel consolidate their market position, rather than keep up their aggressive product releases, which imo, must be causing AMD some serious problems.

Highly-Annoyed

Instead, I think it shows how hard it is to enforce patents and research them. There isn't just some database that searches just for what you want. It takes months, and lots of money, and hard labor to search if a technology is already patented. To make matters worse, different countries have different patent offices. It is slow and expensive, and not perfect.

I dont think Intel said "well, screw them, were making it anyway", because if they did, they would know it is only a matter of time before they have to settle and divey out a huge portion of their hard-earned money.

Rather, I think it was an error on the part of the research team (not owned by Intel, in all likelyhood) hired to ensure their intellectual property was not already on the books.

The company I work for has had similar problems, and I know it was not intentional.

I also see this as another ploy by AMD. They tried suing Intel already, which I think was cheap and childish. After the suit got thrown out, I think they went to Transmeta to get another suit up and running. Just a conspiracy theory, but whatever.
    
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post #19 of 43
Another bogus lawsuit against intel. Just publicity is all. Itll be shot down in court or a settlement. Just like when AMD sued them over market share . Intel has taken lots of designs as so does everyone else. What intel probably did was look at this archetecture and improve vastly on it and thier PO'd because they didnt think of it. Itll be funny to watch them get sqashed. Intel isnt that stupid
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So this has been around since the P3 and theyre just now suing them? Something sounds a little fishy here. Why wait 6 years to sue someone? And whatever theyre trying to sue Intel over is also probably in AMDs processors. Im guessing this is some commonly used technology that Transmeta thinks they own.
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