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    News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    “AMD is not actively pursuing a sale of the company or significant assets at this time.”
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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Definitely up for sale then, but only if offers are made. 'Come and Get Me'...

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    You know you want to Samsung...

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You know you want to Samsung...
    Not likely. It'll be a private equity firm that will pick them up for a song, then break them up and sell off the pieces to the highest bidders.

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    If only I hadn't spent my last billion on those damn football teams !
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    I would love for Samsung to buy them but the only option I can see really is IBM, Nvidia wont be allowed unless they dont buy the graphics half, which I wouldn't think is possible with the advent of the APU's.
    Facebook? Cant see the point as they plan to move to Arm, perhaps for the Arm Opteron engineers and that's it?
    Same with any other web based company, Google ect.

    Samsung mainly do Arm now, cant see how X86 would benefit them?

    Intel wont be allowed to buy them ether.

    So really for me it just leaves IBM.
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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    If it happens, hopefully some good comes out of it i.e. better management/budgeting/marketing/etc. Their GPU business is still quite profitable, and they've only recently bought the likes of SeaMicro and ARM licenses so they must see a path going forward. The media (not in any way having a go at Hexus, it just seems to be the norm) like to focus on doom and gloom, it gets more readers after all. That said, it's obvious AMD are going through rough times, whatever the reasons, and something needs to change soon, for everyone's sake.

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Apple have got wads of cash......
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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    Apple have got wads of cash......
    Nooooooooo.....<gasp>.....Nooooooooo
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Its possible if not just for the graphics, plus Intel are one of the few company's they haven't really pissed off yet
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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    If apple bought amd thy could cut samsung off completely, aswell as intel, to make a truely independant company...

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Personally I'd like Samsung to stump up the cash..but then again we'd have a huge company with it's fingers in all the pies
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Quote Originally Posted by ionicle View Post
    If apple bought amd thy could cut samsung off completely, aswell as intel, to make a truely independant company...
    Not quite, they still need a screen provider, and memory chips, and ARM chips (for now)...

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Their 64bit patents have got to be worth some Sterling?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Goldman Sachs analyst James Covello estimated in a recent note to clients the chances of AMD's PC processor business being sold are between 15 percent and 30 percent.

    Rather than selling AMD, bankers could help the chipmaker strengthen its finances in order to acquire technology it believes it needs to tackle new markets, said Williams Financial analyst Cody Acree.
    It could be a drive to raise more capital,and AMD appears to have won the contracts for the 3 next generation consoles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Its possible if not just for the graphics, plus Intel are one of the few company's they haven't really pissed off yet
    Intel are actually probably trying to piss off Apple via their Ultrabook fund!!


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    Re: News - Reports that AMD is up for sale are denied

    Apple - why would they want Macs to be known as the machines with budget CPUs? Last thing relevant to Mac sales is price, first thing about AMD CPUs is the price...

    IBM - why would they want a consumer CPU business since they sold the desktop/laptop side to Lenovo? Perhaps the graphics for integrating into super-computers, but NVidia are way ahead there already so they'd be better off snagging Nvidia which comes with less oddly fitting baggage and an established ARM business they could use in Microservers. Can't see why they'd feel the need to own Opteron for their commodity servers in house really, they'd not be able to dump Intel as the customer still demands it.

    HP/Dell - They might fancy SeaMicro and it could create a unique pitch on PC sales with exclusive CPU/graphics technology in cheaper systems where it's becoming increasingly hard to differentiate. Can't see them being bothered about Opteron that much, same as IBM most of their sales would be Intel based anyway and their Opteron line-ups are already cheaper.

    Cray - probably a merger, to go after the super-computing market? Use consumer business as a steady income to fund other areas or go into workstations?

    Oracle - they bought Sun, maybe they could borg AMD too for the Opteron, have something a little more mainstream than SPARC in house for the database appliances. Some DB optimisations baked in could lead to a hardware/software complementary strategy.

    Qualcomm - could they want an x86 business to head off against Intel gaining traction with Atom in the mobile space?

    TI... Cisco? Hmmm maybe.. probably not...

    Microsoft? Nah they are happy with Intel ruling the x86 roost I think...

    Can't see anyone without existing hardware business wanting a piece. It's not like AMD are the world leaders in anything and their fabless now so it's no shortcut anywhere. Non-US companies (Samsung) are essentially out of the running due to the x86 license issue devaluing the proposition.

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