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Digital, Intel settle score

Digital Equipment and Intel have reached a tentative settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Digital earlier this year.

Digital Equipment and Intel have reached a tentative settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit, an agreement that could have broad impact on the semiconductor industry. The terms include the cross-licensing of patents, the sale of a Digital chip plant for $700 million, and the development of future Alpha systems based on Intel's forthcoming 64-bit microprocessors. NEWS.COM examines the effects of the deal on the high-tech market and beyond.

Wide impact on industry
•  Settlement in patent lawsuit  
•  Industry ramifications seem clear
•  How Digital makes out
•  Readers split over Alpha's fate  poll results
Previous coverage
•  Intel warms to the challenge
•  Did Digital have a case?
•  Intel files countersuit
•  Digital sues Intel over patents