Originally Posted by flamingoyster
But by that time Intel would have already solidified a lightpeak market. No matter how you slice it, AMD would be year behind. They'd be much better off just paying royalties if lightpeak becomes popular.
I agree that this would be far more beneficial to them for a short amount of time (ie: a few years) if they decide to develop their own. Ideally, they would forge some sort of joint improvement program with Intel while paying them a licensing fee until a fair share for the initial R&D has been paid (I think Intel might go for something like this to avoid looking more monopolistic to courts, but I doubt this will really ever happen).
Personally, though, I think that if this really took off they should just license it indefinitely since Intel would be forced to keep the licensing costs low to induce manufacturers into creating products to support it. No manufacturers would develop products for it otherwise since people are perfectly fine with USB.Edited by mrjminer - 2/22/11 at 9:40pm