AMD has licensed x86 technology to China. Under a deal with Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co (THATIC), AMD will set up a joint venture company to make x86-based processors for servers made and sold in China.
In return, AMD gets a licensing fee of $293 million plus royalties of which it has already had $52 million.
Intel will not be happy with the deal and may challenge it under its technology exchange deal with AMD which says x86 technology cannot be sub-licensed.
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