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Intel to settle FTC case

by on20 July 2010

Nvidia’s complaint pays dividend
According to Reuters, Intel is planning to settle its longstanding case with the US Federal Trade Commission.

The case itself stems from complaints filed by Nvidia, alleging that Intel advised companies to avoid Nvidia hardware and that it offered unfair bundles to vendors who chose to do so. Nvidia claims that Intel’s practices hurt sales of its ION chipset.

However, Intel is unlikely to pay any compensation to Nvidia. Instead, the settlement could resolve the companies’ dispute over chipset licensing, at least to some extent. It’s still unclear what the chipset part of the settlement would entail, but we wouldn’t hold our breath for any Nvidia PQI chipsets anytime soon.

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