Intel-Tyndall deal not exclusive

October 1, 2010 | 10:30

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Companies: #intel #research #tyndall-national-institute

The Tyndall National Institute has got in touch with bit-tech to correct a rather serious misunderstanding that arose when we reported the $1.5 million deal between the Insitute and Intel, during which we claimed that it offered Intel exclusive exploitation rights to Tyndall's innovative junctionless transistor technology.

A spokesperson from the Institute has now set us straight: the Intel deal merely gives the chip giant a licence to use technology developed in conjunction with Tyndall's researchers, and not exclusivity. Indeed, the Tyndall National Institute is keen for other semiconductor companies to also license the junctionless transistor technology it is developing, which could prove key to progressing silicon fabrication techniques beyond the 20nm level.

As a result of the deal, Intel will be well placed to use the technology it works on in conjunction with Tyndall in its processor design and manufacturing - but, contrary to our report, it won't be getting any special exclusivity deals for its cash.

Bit-tech would like to apologise to the Tyndall National Institute and Intel for the mistake, and to our loyal bit-tech readers who were misled.
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