Senior HTF Member
- Jul 4, 1997
Microsoft has made known that they have SGI patents and could build their own graphic chips
Just having patents doesn't mean you can build a chip. I'm sure Microsoft could hire hardware engineers if they wanted; however, they certainly do not have the staff to build a 250+M transistor graphics chip from the ground-up now. And SGI's patents won't really help them with most of the things that they'd want, anyway.