Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

AMD Fails to Halt S3 Graphics Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

In late September, S3 Graphics, still a subsidiary of VIA Technology and soon to be transferred to HTC, dragged Apple Inc. to court over charges of patent infringement related to graphics component IP of nearly all Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iMac. Last month, AMD, now a main supplier of graphics processors for Apple's Mac products, intervened with a counter lawsuit claiming it owned the patents that S3 has asserted against Apple, and sought an immediate halt to S3's patent case against Apple.

In an October 28 filing with the ITC, S3 says that a federal judge struck down a request for an immediate halt into S3's case, but the Commission is scheduled to release its final decision on November 15. The case struck down is (rather was) Advanced Micro Devices Inc. v. S3 Graphics Co., 11cv965, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (Wilmington).Source: Bloomberg
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34 Comments on AMD Fails to Halt S3 Graphics Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

#1
rvalencia
xtremesv said:
I am disappointed with AMD helping Apple out. I mean the rich bully pays the big guy to punch others, pathetic!

Why people can't understand that Apple is the new Microsoft, they just want total domination.

AMD disappoints me once again :shadedshu They should focus on CPU/GPU development not in legal services for greedy egocentric companies.
AMD should defend it's own patents.
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#2
rvalencia
Oyashirochama said:
You do realize that the APU AMD uses is nearly exactly the same as intel, and the cpu is much much inferior to the I-series cpus and the gpu is equal to intels integrated in most cases, they also run hotter and AMD is generally inefficient compared to intels offering. AMD hasn't been competitive since Athlon was released, and ATI is really their only stronghold. the new 8 core AMD lost to the I-7 quad in most cases and even to its own 6-core version of the previous series, couldn't figure out what theyre doing since it lost on nearly every front. would i get an AMD, not even if its half the price of intel, due to the ability to do anything i want for 4-5 years, compared to having to upgrade 2 years later due to speed issues. ATI segment of AMD is having notoriously bad driver issues and always has, nvidia is usually better only one major issue in last 7 years, intel is the worst cant even speak about it.
AMD bobcat APUs targets Intel Atom based solutions.

Last 7 years? NVIDIA bumbgate says Hi...

http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/27/nvidia-drivers-responsible-for-nearly-30-of-vista-crashes-in-20/


PS ex-owner Geforce 8600M GT (ASUS G1S laptop) with black screen of death.
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
xtremesv said:
I am disappointed with AMD helping Apple out. I mean the rich bully pays the big guy to punch others, pathetic!

Why people can't understand that Apple is the new Microsoft, they just want total domination.

AMD disappoints me once again :shadedshu They should focus on CPU/GPU development not in legal services for greedy egocentric companies.
I cannot say i am as apple is making them money.. When your AMD you have to be careful what bridges you burn and burning those who sell your shit is not good biz.

I am sure other companys would see this as a good thing too.
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#5
Jarman
can u not feel the sarcasm in my post, did the :S face and the "so wise" quip not give it away??? U r correcting some1 that agrees with u....well done
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#6
faramir
n-ster said:
LOL this might teach Apple a lesson... Bully is being bullied back, and is actually succeeding a bit
Indeed. Phuck you AMD, first the goof-up with crappy yields of Llano and then crappy performance of Bulldozer, now this crap ... deal with your own internal problems first !

It's time for somebody to give Apple a bloody nose.
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#7
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Jarman said:
Frick obviously doesnt get the joke
If it's a bad joke I'm proud not to get it.
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#8
Jarman
it was a pretty bad joke :P...rambus like suing anyone and everyone
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#9
Fx
Oyashirochama said:
You do realize that the APU AMD uses is nearly exactly the same as intel, and the cpu is much much inferior to the I-series cpus and the gpu is equal to intels integrated in most cases, they also run hotter and AMD is generally inefficient compared to intels offering. AMD hasn't been competitive since Athlon was released, and ATI is really their only stronghold. the new 8 core AMD lost to the I-7 quad in most cases and even to its own 6-core version of the previous series, couldn't figure out what theyre doing since it lost on nearly every front. would i get an AMD, not even if its half the price of intel, due to the ability to do anything i want for 4-5 years, compared to having to upgrade 2 years later due to speed issues. ATI segment of AMD is having notoriously bad driver issues and always has, nvidia is usually better only one major issue in last 7 years, intel is the worst cant even speak about it.
I love when people regurgitate old rumors/opinions instead of facts

/sarcasm off

+1 rvalencia, keep em straight
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