NVidia and Intel Sign $1.5 Billion Deal

In a complete turnaround to the nasty feud that has endured these past few years, the two have apparently kissed and made up. The huge deal announced by NVidia drops all litigation between the two companies and sets up a crucial exchange of needed technology. The $1.5 billion payout by Intel nets them unspecified access to NVidia’s graphics tech for their new Sandy Bridge CPUs. Aside from the money, NVidia’s gain would be access to some of Intel’s patents, however, these do not include rights to flash, x86 architecture, and chipsets.

Whether this results in a direct competitor to AMD’s Fusion remains to be seen, but the end of hostilities between the two tech companies can bring in a myriad of possibilities.