Is AMD For Sale?
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Geek Smack: Is AMD for Sale?
Reports arose today that JP Morgan was brought in to do some assessing. It doesn’t really mean any more than giving AMD a strategy to where they are going. However some are starting the death march for the company.
I remember the days of AMD Intel battles – AMD brought out a faster Athlon processor and Intel trumped it the next day. Your Pentium chip would become obsolete within minutes…
AMD has told the Wall St. Journal it’s not looking to sell. But it definitely is looking to trim some fat. JPMorgan is just Bob and Bob interviewing the staff at Inotech.
There is no reason for AMD to jump ship right now. It’s not like people are not buying AMD computers.
It’s assessments like mobile devices that AMD needs to figure out. If they are building for the wrong platform then AMD has to make a major change.
But for kicks and giggles let’s just say that AMD IS selling. Who would be a good buyer? Maybe a PC company like Lenovo? What if Apple was to scoop them up? A whole new game could be played…
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