Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Sep 2008 16:30 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD plans to spin off its chip manufacturing operations by year's end, probably by hawking them outright or by inking a partnership with a larger chipmaker -- a maneuver akin to selling a house and leasing it back. Meyer is vague on the exact timing of a deal, but he knows it's probably the best thing the company can do quickly to improve its financial position, and its reputation with investors. A successful transaction would see AMD pocket a good chunk of cash, while handing manufacturing to a company that can better keep pace with Intel's world-class operations.
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As I recall TI Cyrix and few others tried to compete with Intel during the 486 hey day.. not one except
AMD managed to hold on... NEC tried but unsucessful
in bringing their version to market.

AMD is already has moved and will continue to operations out of SV to better compete with Intel.
I think they will survive but need to zero in on their
market niche and share. Maybe focus on high end or laptops onlys. But not both... they dont have the
bandwith to compete with intel in all markets.
Too costly!

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