Intel suit halts development of future Nvidia chipsets

Nvidia, the maker of Intel-compatible chipsets for Apple’s line of Macs, has announced it will cease development of future hardware until its suit with Intel is settled sometime in 2010.
“We have said that we will continue to innovate integrated solutions for Intel’s FSB architecture,” said Robert Sherbin, spokesman for Nvidia. “We firmly believe that this market has a long healthy life ahead. But because of Intel’s improper claims to customers and the market that we aren’t licensed to the new DMI bus and its unfair business tactics, it is effectively impossible for us to market chipsets for future CPUs. So, until we resolve this matter in court next year, we’ll postpone further chipset investments.”
Earlier this year, Intel sued Nvidia in an attempt to stop the company from developing compatible chipsets for future generation Intel processors. Many of Nvidia’s gains — including the partnership with Apple — have amounted to Intel’s loss.

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