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Old 21 June 2017, 08:10   #93
matthey
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Originally Posted by gulliver View Post
But that being said, please dont ever again speak about a chance of getting it into an asic, because I can bet you all the money in the world that both Intel and NXP will sue Apollo guys to their ass to protect their IP. They have done it numerous times, and they have assured they will continue that way. And from the verdicts they got in all those cases, it seems they can literally crush anyone.
I don't think there is anything to worry about.

1) Patents are good for 20 years in the U.S. All 68k patents should be expired.
2) An ISA and ABI seem to be tricky to patent.
3) Freescale had no problem with the Natami team making an FPGA 68k CPU when contacted
4) Freescale/NXP has had no problems with InnovASIC's CPU32 Fido ASIC
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