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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Say Goodnight, AMD
by bannor99 on Sat 13th Sep 2008 04:55 UTC
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If they sell of their fabs, they are DEAD, DEAD, DEAD.
As a previous poster said, they need to engage 3rd parties for extra capacity to keep up with Chipzilla.

But to sell the keys to the kingdom and then try to rent space? Not a good idea.

And who makes the ATI components?

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RE: Say Goodnight, AMD
by sbergman27 on Sat 13th Sep 2008 05:36 in reply to "Say Goodnight, AMD"
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Which is a shame because it means higher prices and lower performance than we consumers would have otherwise. Competition with AMD got us our core 2's for the prices we paid for them.

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RE[2]: Say Goodnight, AMD
by bannor99 on Sat 13th Sep 2008 06:47 in reply to "RE: Say Goodnight, AMD"
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Believe me, the last thing I want to see is AMD go under
or even drop a notch. They are Intel's only competition
and without AMD, we will, as you say, be paying through
the nose for our CPUs.

I've bought AMD before and my last CPU purchases were AMD
Athlon 64 X2. The last time I bought Intel was over ten years ago when I built a dual-proc rig based on Pentium IIs.
At the time, AMD had no consumer multiprocessor support.
I know Intel holds the high ground right now but AMD is good enough for me - their price/performance ratio suits my budget and I don't need the ultimate fastest CPUs for what I do.

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