Geek Fact for October 27th

In 1997, Intel bought Digital Equipment’s semiconductor operations for $700 million.

The purchase of the semiconductor unit was part of an agreement between the two companies. Some other aspects of the agreement were a 10-year patent cross license agreement and Digital developing a full line of systems based on Intel’s IA-64 processor.

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