“[The agreement] is the culmination of many years of litigation and regulatory interference, and we are optimistic that it is ushering in a new era for our industry,” Meyer said. “We would like to thank regulators around the world for their diligence and consistency. Your work has helped us reach this milestone.” Speculation that “Intel and AMD will sign a licensing agreement” is the subject of debate among stakeholders in the semiconductor industry. There is no announcement from Intel and AMD, but the truth or false rumors are still unknown, but what kind of licensing agreement between the rival parties in the manufacture of the processor, if you temporarily sign a contract, what it means and experts advise what kind of influence it has to compete in future cpu development. AMD Will Radeon Graphics to Intel? www.forbes.com/sites/tiriasresearch/2016/12/06/is-amd-licensing-radeon-graphics-to-intel/ On December 5, 2016, a licensing agreement was signed between AMD and Intel, which wrote AMD`s GPU technology, which will be acquired by Intel`s iGPU,” said Kyle Burnett. Mr. Burnett, who is a semiconductor company is not only Intel and AMD, but also a close relationship with NVIDIA and it is unlikely that he will write a rumor that is ruthless without any basis, so some Intel/AMD licenses it draws attention to the question of whether a contract is concluded. Assuming that if Intel entered into a license with AMD, as written by Mr. Burnett, this means the importance of Intel and AMD transactions, and why Kevin Levell I am thinking about that. First of all, Intel is considered a necessity to seek a licensing agreement for AMD, there is a change in relations with NVIDIA. Although Intel is the main activity of processor production, it also has the character of a GPU manufacturer, as it also develops GPU chips, built in CPU as iGPU. However, GPU manufacturing does not currently focus on GPU development as AMD acquisition of the core NVIDIA or ATI business, and currently patents related to GPU are licensed by NVIDIA and AMD, GPU we are developing. This is the death of processor 7.
Intel Core 7 “KabyLake” processor. The GPU core already occupies an area larger than the core of the processor, so the power of the built-in GPU becomes more and more important in the CPU. Intel and NVIDIA have sued over the years, with NVIDIA accusing Intel of “violating Intel`s proprietary patent law” but entered into a comprehensive cross-licensing agreement in 2011. Intel and NVIDIA enter into a 6-year cross-licensing agreement – GIGAZINE Through this agreement, Intel NVIDIA reportedly paid a fee of more than $200 million (about 23 billion yen) per year, however, given that this cross-licensing agreement expires on March 31, 2017, Lewell expects Intel to transfer the NVIDIA license provider to AMD, as this is the reason for signing the Intel AMD license agreement. The advantage Intel gets from NVIDIA to AMD is to reduce the cost of the license. AMD, on the other hand, has the advantage of obtaining a stable cash flow by obtaining a high royalty from Intel. Lewell sees not only the first scenario of “obtaining licenses for the development of the GPU,” but also the possibility of further strengthening. The second scenario is “AMD offers iGPU built in the Intel processor.” This is a “rice cake shop” – like the idea that the GPU part is rounded to AMD, which not only develops cpu, but also GPU as the main company.
Moreover, Intel has a track record of using ARM Mali as an atom processor iGPU, so it`s no wonder if you`re considering integrating GPU from rival companies. What`s the reason Intel took the rival ARM graphics chip with the new SoC “Atom x 3”? – GIGAZINE However, Intel and AMD being a rivalry in the processor manufacturing industry, Lewell believes that the second scenario presents great weaknesses.