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AMD Looking for a Buyer?

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    trickson and adulaamin say thanks.
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    You forgot the US Government! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Everyone does understand AMD is "to big to fail" Intel will bail them out before they fail remember if Intel takes the only seat as an x86 manufacturer (Via is to small to be considered) they will be called a monopoly and broken up by the US government. It would be way easier for Intel to simply buy the AMD stock and keep the company afloat.

    Heck Microsoft did the exact same thing to keep Apple alive in 1997->source
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    WHY? They would increase profits by a bunch. AMD surely offers good pricing to Apple also so they are buying processors from manufacturer(Intel). Owning AMD creates revenue on both sides.:slap:

    With Apples cash flow, they could surely take AMD mucvh more competative with Intel and maybe better with radeon. look at the entire picture.
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    Like they did Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.

    We saved american jobs but we sold 4/5ths of the company to Italians.

    Oh and you'll all be getting fired as soon as this contract runs out.

    :toast:
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    You guys do know it is really hard to hold a monopoly even if the government did not step in. Intel does not want amd to go down because of certain laws. Monopolistic companies can retain their monopoly power only if they do not fully exploit it; otherwise other companies will enter
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    w1zz should buy AMD.
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    Amd would so would have to change its name to TPU then. I like it.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Actually you are the BIGGEST fanboy in here. You are just to blind to realize that, hehe! ;)
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    so well said!
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    Better yet nVidia should buy them. :laugh:
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    That might not happen, it makes nVidia have a monopoly in the GPU industry.
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    eh hed like that actually. just proves he has no balance in life
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    I knew my comment would get a few knickers in a twist. :laugh:

    Well Intel are the dominate force when it comes to GPU market share still.

    Don't worry guys, I doubt nvidia want to buy them anyway, legacy company and all that.
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    If you're saying Intel dominates in CPU, that makes sense.

    If you're saying Intel dominates in GPU, I'm going to assume you're referring to the iGPUs included with all their CPUs.
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    He/she was talking about market share, and Intels IGP's account for the majority of GPU's out there.
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    despite how underperforming they are
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    If this really does happen, I would like that it's IBM that buys them. I see a lot of people mentioning MS, but I think they don't know a lot about CPU/GPU manufacturing whereas IBM makes their own chips (IIRC).
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    be an interesting Tidbit if Sun/Oracle gets them
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    Funny even. :laugh:

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    For most people they are more than enough.
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    Their margins are still very strong. A buyer shouldn't be an issue at all. I agree with you on this all the way round.
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    intel sould buy for amd for ati :) intel gpu's :D
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    It's good for the CEO, but not good for the consumers.

    If we had Cyrix (RIP), Via, IBM already established in the desktop marketplace still things would be fine. But any new entrence wouldn't survive it's launch date. Intel will just sue them for something tivial and they'll be broke in a few months of fighting lawsuits. With Intel remaining enjoy changing sockets once and paying £500 for a CPU.

    Our only hope is an established corporation like Microsoft or Apple go into the desktop processor marketplace or the buyers of AMD are 100% comitted to continuing to strive in the desktop microprocessor business.

    Microsoft issue was a lot more complex. Microsoft had their hands in more than just the OS pie, they were told to split mainly because they were using their OS to push out competing third party software companies. i.e. Internet browsers, media players, video encoders, word processors etc as many Microsoft biased software was integrated into the OS which was unfair.

    The Government would only get involved if Intel started integrating their CPUs into the motherboards and soldiering RAM onto it, that would put all the motherboard and RAM companies out of business. Thus, the Gorvernment would order Intel to play fair or split!

    But you are right for different reasons, Intel might bail AMD out to get access to renewing existing licences and patents. Who knows Intel might buy AMD outright and own it - for the sake of the patents.

    Also, there is talks of Sony using AMD's APUs on their next generation console. If that is official, Sony might bail AMD out to stop the PS4 sinking.
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