Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 23 Sep 2010.
could be interesting. hope the university does well out of the deal rather than being held back by the exclusivity.
$1.5m isn't even a rounding error on Intel's chicken feed bill - for exclusivity on something as potentially revolutionary as this it sounds like they have bagged the bargain of the century!
"TECHNOLOGY STOLEN." (with a heavy Russian accent), said the harsh but very feminine voice in my head, when I saw the "$1.5 million" figure. *******s.
True, but as this is only a 3 year deal, expect the price of extending it to go up massively. The timing is good too, with the 3 years taking us up to the 20nm process.
Research like this needs funded but I do worry about other companies and if this will tighten intels strangle over the market in the future. Maybe by then we'll have moved to GPU computing and not need manufacturing shrinks so much but architecture will be key.
Jeez, they're gonna get ripped to bits for that. Intel could make that money back ten-fold (plus some you think?) within two years if this goes their way!
Intel's CEO meets with Tyndall:
Intel Mike Mayberry: "We'd love to work with you on this"
Tyndall's Professor Whatmore: "Sure thing, but we need funding or..."
Intel Mike Mayberry: "'Ang on a sec, I've got some change in my pocket. Yeah here we go. $1.5m OK?"
Tyndall's Professor Whatmore: "Oh yes of course, if you don't think that's too much"
Intel Mike Mayberry: *looking shiftily at the prof* "Um...sure...too....much...umm....no that's fine"
Intel Mike Mayberry (aside to a lawyer): "Get him to sign the damn contract quick before he looks up our R&D budget and remembers which universe he's in"
I'm betting this is totally what happened! haha!
but seriously... $1.5m would be very welcome at my uni too
I bet they sealed the deal with some of their wonderful paper CPU upgrades.
Absolute MUGS, why not hand everything over in return for Intel paying a royalty for each CPU that uses this tech?
$1.5m is like pissing in the Atlantic! This is INTEL!
Yes, a royalty-generating licence on the technology would net the university a considerable ongoing income, much more useful for research.
It might give " exclusive rights to the commercial exploitation of Tyndall's research ", however is there anything to stop one or more of Tyndall's research team taking their intellectual property/research experience elsewhere, before the research is complete?
Once again, this is Intel... Their lawyers get paid more to make sure things like that don't happen than they gave to Tyndall!
I'll be down that way next week (at a phd defence) shall I bring a copy of the comments with me? Would be good for the lols
I read the title as "Intel signs research pact with Tyrell" for some reason.
Replicant mentats? Might be able to run Crysis.
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