Reports: Intel, Nvidia in Settlement TalksBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2010-12-01 Email Print
The companies are reportedly trying to settle disputes over licensing issues and have asked to postpone a trial secheduled for Dec. 6.
Intel and Nvidia appear to be negotiating a settlement to their legal disputes, according to reports.
The two companies, which traded legal accusations over licensing issues in 2009, were scheduled to go to trial Dec. 6, but asked a court in Delaware for a postponement while they worked on reaching a settlement. The postponemenet would push the trial into 2011.
In an interview with IDG, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed that both his company and Intel had asked for the postponement, but he declined to comment further.
"We're always in talks," Huang said. "Our two companies are always in talks."
A settlement could help both vendors. Intel would get much-needed access to Nvidia's graphics technologies, while Nvidia could continue a partnership with the world's largest chip maker. The dispute between the two started in early 2009, when Intel lawyers asked the Delware Chancery Court to rule that Nvidia, under a 2004 licensing agreement, did not have the right to develop chip sets for Intel processors based on the company's "Nehalem" architecture or future platforms.
For more, read the eWeek article: Intel, Nvidia in Settlement Talks: Reports.