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: God forbid...
by Priest on Wed 14th Nov 2012 18:41 UTC in reply to "God forbid..."
Priest
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2006-05-12

I agree but on the mobile side there is still Samsung Enyo, and nVidia Tegra, and Apple A6. I know mobile != desktop but the success of those other companies in mobile isn't helping AMD at all.

Mostly gone are the days that AMD was the yin to Intel's yang. Even Intel is a late entry to mobile with Atom and Apple is talking about eventually using the A6 in MacBook Air. The duopoly is in trouble for sure.

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RE[2]: God forbid...
by Jason Bourne on Wed 14th Nov 2012 20:05 in reply to "RE: God forbid..."
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

What happened to VIA, still making processors?

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RE[3]: God forbid...
by Kivada on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:19 in reply to "RE[2]: God forbid..."
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

VIA/S3 is still around, but to get any of their Nano, C7 or Eden CPUs or Chrome 500 series GPUs you will have to go out of your way to find them.

VIA/S3 has focused more on embedded x86 and ARM SoC designs.

Sure, you could get yourself a VIA Nano Quad core http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/quadcore/index.jsp and an S3 Chrome 540GTX PCI-E GPU http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/class3.aspx?productId=19 just to say you have the fastest VIA/S3 hardware on the market, but it ain't saying much and even though they claim Linux support, don't expect much, it's best suited to Windows, but doesn't like that much either last I checked...

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