Intel and AMD with a new license agreement
Intel and AMD have now concluded their license agreement for the mutual granting of patents, called the 'Gentleman's Agreement', for the fourth time since 1976. The term of the new contract is 10 years, whereby the agreement was dated back to January 1st of this year, as the old agreement expired on this date.
The time that has passed since then has been used for this in order to negotiate more precise framework conditions and that, although according to company-related sources the new contract looks largely very similar to its predecessor from 5 years ago. The core content of the contract is still the use of Intel's x86 instruction sets by AMD for a small fee.