Licensing of the Pentium 4 bus protocol
There are no concrete contracts yet, but it is currently certain that Intel is discussing the licensing of the Pentium 4 bus protocol. This means that third-party providers could also officially produce chipsets for the Pentium 4, which could then, for example, be operated with SDR and DDR SDRAM instead of Rambus memory.
VIA announced months ago that it was producing chipsets for the I want to produce Pentium 4, with or without an Intel license. Intel itself wants to release a chipset with DDR-SDRAM support in the second half of 2001, since Intel now regards the orientation towards Rambus memory as an error.