Intel has agreed to stump up $250m to Transmeta to settle the patent dispute case between the firms without battling through the courts. Intel will pay its rival $150m in a lump sum, plus an annual license fee of $20m for the next five years. Transmeta sued Intel back in October 2006, alleging that the chip giant infringed ten …
So, if Transmeta can license technologies based on Intel patents then why wouldn't Transmeta design some stuff and license it to AMD? Sounds like a reasonable revenue enhancer to me, but I'm not sure why Intel would pay for the right to let Transmeta do that. Perhaps Intel was on the hook very heavily to Transmeta's power management patents?
Or perhaps I misread the article? Where's the big question mark icon when you need it?
Intel "stumping up"?
Seems like the wrong metaphor. More like piss out (and forget).