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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RE[3]: Thom
by Flatland_Spider on Wed 14th Nov 2012 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thom"
Flatland_Spider
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2006-09-01

Samsung would like to take Intel on. They are already hinting at that direction with the new Chromebook sporting an Exynos 5 processor.

Samsung actually has the resources and fabs to compete head to head with Intel, so they could be a very dangerous competitor.

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RE[4]: Thom
by 1c3d0g on Thu 15th Nov 2012 21:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Thom"
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2005-07-06

ARM != x86(-64). Don't compare apples to oranges. ;)

Besides, the x86 war is pretty much over, and Intel is the clear winner, so it doesn't matter if AMD survives or not. The next war will be fought over who has the superior instruction set, the ARM conglomerates (Samsung, NVIDIA, Apple, Qualcomm, Broadcom etc. etc.) or Intel with its x86-64.

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