SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nvidia Corp. has responded to a court filing by Intel Corp. over chipset technology.
Intel, which filed a suit in the Court of Chancery in Delaware, alleged that the four-year-old chipset license agreement the companies signed ''does not extend to Intel's future generation CPUs with 'integrated' memory controllers, such as Nehalem,'' according to Nvidia (Santa Clara, Calif.).
The filing does not impact Nvidia's chip sets that are currently being shipped, according to the firm.
"We are confident that our license, as negotiated, applies," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia, in a statement. "At the heart of this issue is that the CPU has run its course and the soul of the PC is shifting quickly to the GPU. This is clearly an attempt to stifle innovation to protect a decaying CPU business."
In 2004, Nvidia entered into the chipset license agreement with Intel. In return, Intel took a license to Nvidia's portfolio of 3D, GPU, and other computing patents.
Nvidia said it ''has been attempting to resolve the disagreement with Intel in a fair and reasonable manner for over a year.''