Huh? For CPU sockets? Manufactures always just built what they need.
Besides CPU design has changed a lot. I agree with Intel's motivation to
go to a SEC. It provides a package which is easier to cool for a start.
Is there a "standard" SEC style design that Intel could have used instead
of coming up with slot 1?
They could have made it available for use by others, but instead they
patented it to make it more difficult for the competition. Of course, the
competition would probably do the same thing in their place, but... :)
Of course, there is always the risk of a backfire. Come up with a better
design than Intel's, patent IT, and only give the rights to your non-Intel