I am as skeptical of Hong as any, but when you look at the timeline, listen to hong's claims and as you have pointed out...why hasn't Jedec released the spec....it appears something has to give and uspto and the courts would be the logical culprit. That said, that is precisely why I am still here. It is a gamble, and the upside could be huge. I suspect that is what many here are thinking.
Didn't say there was one Idiot!
NLST and TI reached an out of court settlement in which terms were not disclosed. It was a question...or hint at a possibility...and you can't answer it any better than anybody else...time will tell!
"The Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family also increases virtualization density, allowing support for up to 70 percent more VMs per server compared to the previous generation processors, which helps to reduce data center operational expenses ."
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"did the company who slapped the first PCI-e NAND card on a server win the rights to that slot"
Don't know didn't care...but I am sure whoever was first made $$$ on it.
Dec Alpha, Silicone graphics and we built many sourcing the parts. Why did we build our own...because we initially used a Dell and when you went to upgrade them you often had to buy their proprietary parts...like memory that ran at speeds they specked and produced only... otherwise it wouldn't recognize the memory. Then they bent you over to upgrade. It was a good lesson because we could build boxes every bit as good for a whole lot less money.
You are correct...I do not work with patents. But I did start an ISP back in '95 and we built and hosted more than a few server's.
So you are telling me that the memory bottle neck that has had a strangle hold over the server industry for decades... is now full of a wide array of solutions... and even though these new solutions are designed using outside IP as the basis to develop it... they will have a unique product in the end. When they achieve there final product it will be completely void of the original innovators IP?
"they want to see what in a first gen might be valid or not"
So you clearly accept the fact they are using NLST IP... and simply question if it works. Fair enough...so what are you going to do when the IP is proven? Especially since there are at the very least working samples.
"And strong likely the patents are rejected"
What is this assumption based on. NLST patents have been under examination for years now and they prevail more often then not...please explain your logic.
why did they challenge NLST patents at USPTO?
Of course this is very simple scratch n sniff test but it also applies to GOOG, Smart, MU and anybody else for that matter... Its not really complicated. If the IP were worthless/didn't work... nobody would be using it. If they are using it and simply don't think tiny little NLST could have developed it or does not have the resources to protect it then they would act precisely as they have...
Time will tell...but after (what is it) 5-7 years in court now....you got to think NLST is going to see it through now they that are so close to the goal line (sorry couldn't help that).
Sentiment: Strong Buy
this board has-been reduced from pumpers/dumpers and bashers to plain old name caller's...
What a bunch of loser's! Not that you all weren't before this.