Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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MS and AMD
by fran on Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:44 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Patents is keeping Microsoft from building a x86 virtual runtime environment for Windows RT.
Maybe it won't be enough to buy AMD, maybe the legal challenges are to great and old cross licensing agreements will be broken.

anyway just saying

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RE: MS and AMD
by mkone on Thu 15th Nov 2012 22:28 in reply to "MS and AMD"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

Patents is keeping Microsoft from building a x86 virtual runtime environment for Windows RT.
Maybe it won't be enough to buy AMD, maybe the legal challenges are to great and old cross licensing agreements will be broken.

anyway just saying


Microsoft is powerful enough to force Intel to the negotiating table. Microsoft buys AMD and tells Intel it wants the x86 license transferred.

Intel says no.

Microsoft announces that the next version of Windows will only run on Power.

Intel cr*ps itself...

The next day Microsoft announces it has changed its mind. Somewhere in the small print something about an x86 license is mentioned.

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