What Crazy said. A lot of ARMs processor tech is already licensed from AMD to begin with. If I am not mistaken this is the second time they have announced them move into this market this year. Let me be frank. This is a bad move for ARM and they will most likely not do this for more than a chip or two. While licensing the x86-64 from AMD would cost money, getting SSE4, AVX, AES, and other instruction sets for an x86-64 processor would cost too damn much. It would require negotiations with IBM, Intel, and AMD. And this is ARM we are talking about here. They will build some kind of low power CPU for a netbook which is a dying market by the way. That fade came and went. It is too late to jump on that bandwagon. Not to mention it will be meet in the Market by Intel's new lower CPU with greatly improved graphics and AMD Trinity which will be a quad core at 9W to 18W. Add it all up and you get fail. And who brought up VIA bumping AMD out of anything? When was the last time you heard of VIA doing anything of note? AMD has much more power than you think. While they were operating at a lose for a long time, they are in the green now and have products beyond CPUs. Products ARM is using to make these chips.