Silicon Valley Chip War Brews With Suit Against Intel

Law360, New York (October 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A small chip maker has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against microprocessor giant Intel Corp., alleging the company’s most popular and lucrative products are infringing its patents for power-saving technology.

The lawsuit has set the stage for a Silicon Valley showdown between Intel, which is already embroiled in an epic antitrust battle, and Transmeta Corp., which recently transitioned its business model from product development to IP licensing.

Transmeta filed the complaint Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The Santa Clara,...
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