The claws are coming out in Oracle Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.’s legal tussle over the Itanium microprocessor. After a judge repeatedly declined to rule for either side before trial, Oracle lawyer Dan Wall said at a court hearing that a settlement “isn’t going to happen.”
The suit centers on Intel’s Itanium microprocessor, which HP uses in many of its products. Last year, Oracle announced that it would no longer develop software for use with Itanium, after Intel reportedly indicated that it would abandon development of the chip in favor of its x86 Xeon microprocessor. Intel later denied these claims.