1. A blogger on Barron's is not Barron's.
2. Sod the feds. Intel will never allow it.
Intel has no use for AMD. Not in the slightest. Intel makes superior products in everything but graphics components, and doesn't need AMD for graphics components. A partnership with nVidia cores on Intel CPUs would be far more lucrative. Aside from beefing up graphics in its APUs, there isn't a single thing AMD could possibly do to improve on an Intel product. And AMD is no kind of competition any more. It long ago stopped being significantly erosive to chip pricing in Intel's markets.
3. AMD on the other hand has a problem in that Ouya is going to force a race to the bottom on pricing of consoles, which is going to make Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo come after AMD's processor unit margins with a chainsaw.
Have seem this for a couple of years saying this company buy this company. Heres what to expect
1.Someone would offer a price for amd and I'm 100 percent it is not intel.
2. Some other CPU gpu or something that deal really close to amd will get buyout. Only thing I can think of is nvidia getting takeout by intel but that would cost them allot, maybe merge
Makes you wonder why they create such rumors. As I said, Intel will have to use a proxy (HP?) to buy AMD and then kill AMD's high end products (Opteron, in particular). They did it before with DEC's Alpha. However, if that happens, investors will load up on Intel's stock.
people yap about some giant corporosaurus with more cash than controls making a bid for AMD virtually every day
this time it gained traction with someone with more cash than brains and an Ameritrade account
good luck eating those shares i sold you, longtards. the crayons say "non-toxic", but i dug the paper out of the trash for some of them...
ever looked at the list of ARM licensees?
ever noticed who the largest one is?
i'll wait... (jeopardy music) ... give up?
yup. it's Intel. Intel has the world's biggest license to ARM technology. they use it only for low-power chip tech right now, but they could whip up a core in a few weeks if they chose to. so your theory that Intel would buy AMD to fend of ARM holds no logic.
Do you remember the ATT & TMobile proposed merger ? ATT said they would have plenty of competition after the merger namely Sprint & Verizon but ATT would have the monopoly in GSM, same here, Intel would have the monopoly in X86 technology even though there's plenty of ARM competitors.