[libre-riscv-dev] LibreSOC - RISCV and POWER dual architecture feasibility

Staf Verhaegen staf at fibraservi.eu
Mon Mar 16 11:00:34 GMT 2020

Lauri Kasanen schreef op ma 16-03-2020 om 11:27 [+0200]:
> On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:53:38 +0100Staf Verhaegen <staf at fibraservi.eu> wrote:
> > Lauri Kasanen schreef op ma 16-03-2020 om 09:14 [+0200]:
> > > 486 and 586 patents had expired years ago, and we had Chinese 1 GHzimplementations of those (vortex86). Now they have 686 models, so Itake pentium pro patents are also up for use.
> > 
> > I think these were because Via had cross-patent license agreement with Intel.
> DMP is not related to VIA. Via's C and Nano lines happened muchearlier, with the licensing.

I stand corrected; it was SiS which did the first Vortex86 and sold that line to DM&P.


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