Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter 'Moments'To Highlight Best Tweets
Hololens, New Lumia Smartphones, Band, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Shined At Microsoft's Windows 10 Devices Event
Sharp Showcases Ultra HD Blu-ray Recorder, 8K TV at CEATEC 2015
EU Court Says EU-US Data Transfer Pact Is Invalid
New Roku 4 Streaming Player Supports 4K Resolution
Sharp Showcases RoboHon Mobile Robot At Ceatec
Skyworks to Buy PMC-Sierra for $2 Billion in Cash
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Established
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > HP File...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 16, 2011
HP Files Lawsuit Against Oracle Over Itanium Chips

Today HP filed a lawsuit claiming that Oracle had breached an agreement to support the Itanium microprocessor.

The lawsuit was filled at thge Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara.

Oracle decided in March to discontinue its support for Intel's Itanium processors, saying Intel made it clear the chip was nearing the end of its life.

The lawsuit follows a "formal legal demand" letter that HP sent to Oracle last week to force the software maker to reverse its decision to discontinue software development on Intel Itanium microprocessor.

"It just takes a few minutes to read the early drafts of the agreement to prove that HP?s claim is not true," Oracle said in a statement. "What is true is that HP explicitly asked Oracle to guarantee continued support for Itanium; but Oracle refused, and HP?s Itanium support guarantee wording was deleted from the final signed agreement."

Oracle added that in September of 2010, HP had asked Oracle for a long-term commitment to support Itanium. "At that time Oracle did not know that there was a plan already in place to end Itanium's life. Oracle did not learn about that plan until six months later, in March 2011. We believe that HP specifically asked Oracle to guarantee long-term support for Itanium in the September of 2010 agreement because HP already knew all about Intel's plans to discontinue Itanium, and HP was concerned about what would happen when Oracle found out about that plan," Oracle said.

HP and Oracle became rivals after Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems pushed it firmly into the server hardware market, in which it previously cooperated with HP.

Oracle hired former HP chief executive Mark Hurd last year after he left HP amid questions over his relationship with a female contractor. HP filed a trade secrets lawsuit against Hurd related to the Oracle hire, which was soon settled.

Tensions between the two companies rose further when HP hired former SAP AG chief executive Leo Apotheker as its CEO. During his time at SAP, Apotheker was locked in an extremely bitter copyright infringement battle with Oracle.

After Apotheker joined HP last year, Oracle charged Apotheker with overseeing an "industrial espionage scheme" at SAP, centered on stealing Oracle's software.

"What we know for certain is that Ray Lane and HP's current board members and Leo Apotheker and HP's current management team now know full well that Intel has plans in place to end-of-life of the Itanium microprocessor. Knowing this, HP issued numerous public statements in an attempt to mislead and deceive their customers and shareholders into believing that these plans to end-of-life Itanium do not exist. But they do. Intel?s plans to end-of-life Itanium will be revealed in court now that HP has filed this utterly malicious and meritless lawsuit against Oracle," Oracle's said.

Toshiba and HP to Work Together On Cloud Computing Services        All News        Google's Chromebooks Available For sale
Toshiba and HP to Work Together On Cloud Computing Services     General Computing News      Microsoft Embraces GPUs Computing

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Hewlett-Packard Board Approves Company Split, Sued For More Than $160 Million
HP Adds Security Features To Printers
HP To Axe to 30,000 Jobs
HP Revenue Falls on Weak PC Sales
HP to Deliver hardware, solutions and services to support Windows 10
HP and Intel Outline Their HPC Plans
Hewlett-Packard Officially Files to Split
Google Loses Appeal In Case Against Oracle
Oracle Extends Enterprise Cloud Portfolio
HP Launches New Pavilion Detachable PC and ENVY Notebooks
HP Sprout Enables Full 3D Scanning
HP Settles With Autonomy

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .