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AMD to License X86 Technology to China Chip Venture

hist78

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AMD to License X86 Technology to China Chip Joint Venture

AMD to License Chip Technology to China Chip Venture - WSJ

China Calling: AMD Forms Joint Venture for x86 Server SoCs in China


I'm wondering if it's in conflict with the cross licensing deal between Intel and AMD. Also, even Intel may not like it, how much is Intel willing to interfere this AMD/China deal? Considering Intel's relationship with Chinese government and the negative consequence if Intel decides to play hardball.

This is not a good news for Intel by any measure. But is it really a good news for AMD?

It means AMD is not expecting to sell too many AMD X86 chips (especially server chips) in mainland China because it will be competing with this new joint venture. Unless AMD knows it can't compete against Intel in Chinese market (or any other market) so it decided to give up the whole Chinese market potential? Is AMD transforming itself into a IP licensing company just like ARM?
 
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Jozo035

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In a way I'm not sure this joint venture is a good sign for AMD's future. Unless they are in transition to a IP licensing company, like ARM.

This is not correct question. AMD has not too much to lose. The real question is: what it will mean for Intel. Intel can lose not only Chinese market, but also monopoly in x86.
 
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