September 20, 2001
Via asks courts to freeze P4 sales
Author: JT Smith
Yet another move in the Via - Intel legal spat, this time from Via's corner. Through its Centaur Technology subsidiary, chipset maker Via has asked a federal court to halt shipments of all Intel Pentium 4 processors, and seeks monetary damages. On September 7, Intel is suing Via, claiming that two of its chip sets violate Intel's P4 processors; Via has countersued, claiming that Intel's P4 violates Via's patents. The two companies have been suing each other on what is pretty much a regular basis since 1998. Full story at PC World.