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Intel and AMD Settle Antitrust, Patent Lawsuits 165

Kohenkatz writes "Intel has agreed to pay $1.25 billion to AMD. In return, AMD will drop its lawsuits about patent and antitrust complaints. The two companies released this joint statement: '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.' The press release also says, 'Under terms of the agreement, AMD and Intel obtain patent rights from a new 5-year cross license agreement,' and that 'Intel and AMD will give up any claims of breach from the previous license agreement.'"

Comment Sabotage! (Score 1) 551

This is an attempt by sociologists to build up their status by sabotaging the real sciences. Seriously, if a country doesn't value a sector monetarily, it will suffer. The United States has long underpaid its academics and is now reaping the rewards, or lack thereof.

Comment Sad (Score 0) 420

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the vice-president of a major academic institution. He told me that, in his opinion, paper in general was on the way out. I hope not. Paper content, despite its faults, can be trusted not to disappear with the flick of a digital switch. It is relatively durable, lasting for hundreds of years. And it is accessible; if it's on paper, you don't have to unencrypt it or have the right software or hardware to access it. If print newspapers die, it will be a disservice not only to us in the present, but for our descendants who might wish to study the way we were.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall