NVIDIA and Intel today announced the companies have signed a broad, multi-year patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product lines and product generations. Additionally, the companies signed a multi-year chipset agreement for NVIDIA to license Intel's front-side bus technology. This will enable NVIDIA to deliver its NVIDIA nForce platform technology on Intel-based systems.
"Today's agreements are significant for both companies and, more importantly, represent a win for our mutual customers who now have more choices for enhancing the PC experience," said Louis Burns, Intel vice president and general manager, Desktop Products Group.
"Our two companies are working together to enhance the end-user computing experience," added Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. "NVIDIA's product portfolio offers exciting technology options to Intel customers, including our NVIDIA nForce platform and PCI Express-based SLI graphics technology solution."