Archive for December 15th, 2018
Opti, a US chip-related intellectual property company?has accused AMD of infringing three of its patents, all centering on techniques microprocessors can use to predict cache memory access requirements. Apparently this is not the first time Opti has played this game, they filed a similar complaint against Nvidia two years ago. The three patents at issue are US patents 5,710,906, 5,813,036 and 6,405,291, all entitled "Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses". The first two patents were awarded in 1998, the third in 2002. The later patents represent continuations of the first one.
Thirteen countries, including China and Egypt, have been singled out by press freedom group Reporters Without Borders as the worst culprits for systematic online censorship. "No one should ever be prevented from posting news online or writing a blog," said the Paris-based group, "Reporters Sans Frontieres," which taps more than 100 journalists who are "keeping us informed