In an interview Friday with ZDNet Asia, Benjamin Williams, AMD's corporate vice president and Asia-Pacific general manager, dismissed Intel's actions as a media blitz and said the issue has since "died down".
"It's one of those areas that we weren't concerned with, [and] we obviously would not have done and structured the deal the way we had, thinking there was some challenge with the licensing and structure," he noted. "You're not hearing anything about [the issue] now; we're not concerned with it."
Adding that "the license goes both ways", Williams said the agreement also impacts, among others, Intel's Nehalem architecture and integrated memory controller. "What [Intel] neglected to [say] is that it's a cross-license agreement, not a one-way agreement."
AMD not worried about Intel cross-licensing threat
Posted on Monday, May 18 2009 @ 15:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck