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Old 14th November 2012, 8:15 AM   #1
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Default Anyone got a few billion lying around?.....AMD is for sale!

Apparantly AMD's financial issues have gotten pretty extreme, they have enlisted the help of Morgan Chase to explore its options

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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.

The company's stock surged 18 percent on the news before ending up 5 percent at $2.09 on the New York Stock Exchange.

Sources told Reuters on Tuesday that an outright sale of the company is not a priority, and other options for AMD could include a sale of its portfolio of patents.

AMD said in an email to Reuters, "AMD's board and management believe that the strategy the company is currently pursuing to drive long-term growth by leveraging AMD's highly-differentiated technology assets is the right approach to enhance shareholder value. AMD is not actively pursuing a sale of the company or significant assets at this time."
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Edit: As thebranded has pointed out the source has been updated to clarify that AMD aren't actually "for sale" but rather just exploring their optios at the moment.
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Old 14th November 2012, 8:21 AM   #2
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Group buy anyone

In all seriousness though it's a shame to see that AMD is in this much financial trouble
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Old 14th November 2012, 8:23 AM   #3
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Group buy anyone
We'll have to get it approved by Agg!
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Old 14th November 2012, 8:55 AM   #4
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Although I haven't bought an AMD CPU recently as the last time I bought one was when the "AMD Athlon 64" series was released. But this still sucks.. I wonder who will buy them. I have a feeling Intel might throw a few hands up to grab AMD.
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Old 14th November 2012, 9:04 AM   #5
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AMD said in an email to Reuters it is not actively pursuing a sale of the company or any significant assets.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8AC14Z20121113

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Old 14th November 2012, 9:32 AM   #6
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Thankyou, OP has been updated.
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Old 14th November 2012, 9:54 AM   #7
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google will buy them you wait and see

but in all seriousness if they go then our wallets go...i can see intel sitting in a room giggling like a psycho
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Old 14th November 2012, 10:10 AM   #8
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i can see intel sitting in a room giggling like a psycho
But the reasoning is "as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs,"
Doesn't that imply that Intel would be struggling, too?

How is Intel faring compared to AMD at the moment? Oranges to Oranges?
Even Intel is down 26% in the last 6 months
http://www.google.com/finance?cid=284784
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Old 14th November 2012, 3:48 PM   #9
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i doubt Intel would buy AMD out, and i doubt they'd be forced to either (monopoly thingy), since they could just claim that they are competing against ARM now and it's no longer an x86 only market.

Although, from what i've seen from tests done with the Motorola RAZR i, they'll be making waves in the mobile industry next year in a BIG way.
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But the reasoning is "as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs,"
Doesn't that imply that Intel would be struggling, too?

How is Intel faring compared to AMD at the moment? Oranges to Oranges?
Even Intel is down 26% in the last 6 months
http://www.google.com/finance?cid=284784
Intel do alot more then just 'Desktop CPUs'. People also buy Macbooks & that flavored crap and they are Intel, so at least there profit isn't entirely harshly cut.
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Old 15th November 2012, 1:15 AM   #11
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Unlikely to happen but if the day ever comes where they cease trading, I may be forced to buy 50 of their cpus and 50 crosshairs so I'll never run out
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Old 15th November 2012, 1:45 AM   #12
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Nvidia or Samsung are probably good candidates for a buyout :-)
Or possibly Apple if they want to invest in something before their bubble burst!

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Old 15th November 2012, 2:07 AM   #13
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What, so does this mean ATi will disappear too?
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Old 15th November 2012, 2:38 AM   #14
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What, so does this mean ATi will disappear too?
AMD's (ATI) GPU division is probably safe if the worst happens. the radeon GPUs are still very competitive and currently the 7xxx holds the best bang for buck/highest performing single GPU performance crown (at least with the lastest CAT drivers).
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Looks like times are changing. About time I was sick of hearing about AMD struggling all the time.
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