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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RE: It works so well...
by tyrione on Sat 13th Sep 2008 00:28 UTC in reply to "It works so well..."
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Palm did so well splitting off PalmSource.

The old-but-post-antitrust-breakup AT&T did so well splitting up into multiple businesses.

Of course. We had 12 and now down to like 4 crappy Phone service providers.

Unless these carriers are required to compete, within the same region against the dozen other providers you've essentially maintained the monopoly on a region by region basis.

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