Intel says AMD breaches licensing deal

21 March 2009

An Intel spokesman has confirmed Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) could not unilaterally extend its cross-licensing rights with Intel to a third party without the former's consent. Intel has said AMD is breaching a cross-licensing agreement with Intel when it gave licensing rights for semiconductor manufacturing operations to a subsidiary of Mubadala Development. Intel said GlobalFoundries, 66% owned by Advanced Technology Investment Company, a unit of Mubadala, is not a subsidiary under the cross-licensing agreement, and has no rights to make chips under the 2001 patent-sharing deal between Intel and AMD.

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