LONDON A satirical website has sprung up that has run a series of cartoons lampooning the behavior of the world's largest chip maker Intel Corp.
The site carries the Nvidia Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) logo and Nvidia has confirmed to EE Times that Intel's Insides, is endorsed by Nvidia. An Nvidia spokesperson said: "Yes, Intel's Insides is an Nvidia sanctioned site." The site says of itself that "it is intended to be a parody of events occurring within the semiconductor sector, with particular focus on its largest and most-commented-upon competitor."
One cartoon has Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini made to look like Marlon Brando in The Godfather and saying: "We'll make them a microprocessor offer they can't refuse."
Another cartoon pokes fun at Intel's "tick-tock" marketing message. Originally about Intel's ability to produce processors on new manufacturing processes with great regularity, the cartoon reveals Otellini to be sitting on several sticks of dynamite labeled "Larrabee."
While prosecutions for libel on the basis of cartoons are rare Intel is also known to go after company's and websites that make use of the Intel name even in part.
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