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Old 27th July 2006, 13:38   #1
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Default AMD buys ATI !!!

Utterly shocking news today from the world of hardware manufacturing, with word that AMD, Intel's greatest rival, has spent some $5.4 billion to purchase graphics card maker ATI. Rumors began to surface about a possible deal as early as May that AMD was looking to absorb ATI in order to buttress itself against its long-standing feud with Intel....


http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/hardw...azy-189382.php
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Old 27th July 2006, 16:54   #2
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Technically, it is a brilliant strategy

Financially, it could be a disaster since they paid cash

considering their return on capital is pretty disappointing and they are in the middle of a price war + intel is slapping some good products on the market - it is going to be a tough gamble

Good luck to them!
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Old 27th July 2006, 17:01   #3
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It could be financially good too as INtel is trying to shed wieght these day. Hope you heard the news the Intel sold its IXP wing to Marvel.

Do I see the emerge of a new giant?
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Financial experts will continue to debate its fallouts but to an end-user,this deal is very interestting coz ATI's rival nVidia was more popular chip on AMD compatible motherboards and argueably the better combination than say intel with ATI or AMD with ATI.

As AMD was never a big player,it will be difficult for them as ajmat pointed out.

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can only wish AMD good luck. have used AMD systems for over 6 years & man they rock.
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Old 27th July 2006, 18:42   #6
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It could be financially good too as INtel is trying to shed wieght these day. Hope you heard the news the Intel sold its IXP wing to Marvel.

Do I see the emerge of a new giant?
My personal opinion is that Intel did get a shock in seeing AMD grow so fast but they are really trying to tone up before they are really caught napping. AMD have snookered them in a few segments. When you have 80% + market share, it is easy to be caught napping and be smug but good competition helps.

Look at VW in China, 80% market share down to 40%, they belatedly realised that they should bring in new models
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Now see this:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ow/1808243.cms
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ok here are some financial facts.

AMD has paid a cash amount around 3-4 billion$
rest is in shares.
For paying cash, AMD took a loan amount of around 2.5 billion from Morgan Stanley.

AMD has gained a market share of around 22% recently, but fell short of the last forecast after rumours of AMD turionX2 note performing upto expectations and the news of merom coming out.


Intel has lost 57% earnings in the last quarter after cutting prices on all cpu's and increasing the spend on advertising.
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wow!!!!
Good time for upgrading ur computers..
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wow!!!!
Good time for upgrading ur computers..
Yeah absolutely and its not like one of those Upto 50% Off sales. This is FLAT 50%
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epxect more price cuts on the release of core2duo mobile cpu's for mobile counterparts.
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