SIS' Licensing Fee Payments to Intel Reportedly to End
December 09, 2005
According to a report by the Taiwanese Commercial Times, Intel has plans to stop collecting licensing fees for mid-range and value-line chipsets manufactured by SIS (Silicon Integrated Systems) starting in 2006. The report stated that SIS pays Intel US$1.5 for every unit of these kinds of chipsets. Analysts mentioned as reasons for the possible move by Intel is the fact that Intel's mid-range and value-line chipsets have been experiencing shortages since the start of 2005, as well as Intel's desire to stimulate demand for these kinds of offerings in emerging markets.