Table: Chip Conflicts
How Via Technologies has antagonized Intel
Intel (INTC ) sues Via for allegedly infringing on Intel patents for a Pentium 3-based chipset. The two eventually settle.
Via unveils plans to sell microprocessors in China, threatening Intel's core product line in the world's biggest potential market.
Intel refuses to give Via a license to manufacture Pentium 4-based chipsets, but Via says it will produce them anyway.
Intel sues Via again, alleging patent infringement. Intel also sues Via customers such as Elitegroup Computer Systems.