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rose after the company announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with


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The companies described the deal as "a broad, multiyear patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product lines and product generations.

"Additionally, the companies signed a multiyear chipset agreement for Nvidia to license Intel's front-side bus technology. This will enable Nvidia to deliver its Nvidia nForce platform technology on Intel-based systems," it said.

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nForce is a processor-enhancement platform that had previously integrated chips made by

Advanced Micro

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. Now Nvidia can attach nForce to Intel's speedy PCI Express system bus.

nVidia rose $1.23, or 6.5%, to $20.09, while rival



fell 82 cents, or 4%, to $19.57.