AMD apparently has gained the right to build Slot 1 processors, via its use of IBM as a fab. That means that all of Intel's major competitors now can build Slot 1 processors at their option... which was precisely what Intel tried to prevent with its patents. The big beneficiary is IBM, and the losers are for CPUs Intel (wasted money) and smaller x86 companies, and for chipsets VIA and Acer (assuming that Intel's claims that they violated its patents stand up in court).
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