AMD did not refute The Register's report that they are in talks with J.P. Morgan, only that there are no plans to sell the company right now. The possibility that some intellectual properties might be for sale to the right bidder at the right price was not completely refuted though. AMD is not just tasked with keeping PC users interested in their company they also have shareholders to answer to, who recently have had less to thank the company for than the enthusiast crowd have. Recent announcements for new chips for the server room as well as the integration of an ARM processor into future AMD chips could be good news for AMDs bottom line in the future but for short term gain they may need to look at new licensing agreements or selling off some assets.
"Soon after we clicked Publish on this story, we received a comment from an AMD spokesman. "AMD's board and management believe that the strategy the company is currently pursuing to drive long-term growth by using AMD's highly-differentiated technology assets is the right approach to enhance shareholder value," he wrote. "AMD is not actively pursuing a sale of the company or significant assets at this time.""
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IBM should buy AMD. Reason #1
IBM should buy AMD. Reason #1 they are both competing for the CPU/GPU hardware for the next XBOX. Buying AMD would insure they are selected. Reason #2 Supercomputers. Parellel computing is a big park of most supercomputers and GPUs are needed. With these two reasons alone I believe IBM would get there money back in 5 years at a purchasing price of ~$7 billion.
this is a troubling post as
this is a troubling post as amd’s x86 patent’s are already crosslicensed. i expect a considertion to spin off ati and then restructure as a mainly arm/server shop.
the continues lack of desktop x86 pipeline is telling
the bad thing is that regardless of what shakes out- intel prices will increase and the true change between the generations will decrease with less competition
IBM already has PowerPC, US
IBM already has PowerPC, US Justice Department Antitrust division will not allow Any company that currently competes with AMD in the CPU market to buy AMD and reduce competition in the market! JP Morgan Chase is probably arranging for a Private Equity Group to buyout AMD’s current stockholders, and take AMD private! Private companys, as opposed to publicly traded companys do not have any short term profit problems (Pissed of stockholders), and short term losses can be taken care of buy the Private Equity Group’s Deep pockets! after the company reaches break even or starts to show a profit the Private Equity Group can invest the profits in the company, without having to give the profits to any stockholders. After the company returns to profitability, the private eguity group can file with the government the paperwork for a new IPO and once again become a publicly traded company, making the Private Equity Group’s Deep pocket private (Rich) investors, more than a little pocket change! This is what happened with Chrysler!
ok let me toss my two
ok let me toss my two thousand cents in here
#1 amd is not going to spin off ati as it would murder their apu’s and the current ip strategy that they are currently executing to a T. this is why they are using an off the shelf arm 64 bit cpu ip block and combining it with their own ip blocks…
#2 amd x86 business is going well since the introduction of the apu. amd’s focus for 2013 is on mobile with refreshes of existing parts trinity 2.0 piledriver 2.0. the only new products are 28nm mobile and tablet apu’s with 2/4 cores with cpu/graphics that outperform intel’s atom soc in terms of raw performance, graphics performance and power usage
yes their is no top end momentum this is due to the new hires in charge reworking the road-map and processors cause honestly 5 – 15% improvement for a modern cpu is laughable due to the time frames we are looking at the new hires would have to of dug right in and changed things asap to do a complete top end rework and have it ready by fall 2014 i could be wrong or i could be right we have a year to wait and see
As for talking with jp Morgan prob further restructuring on amd’s old fab debt or engineering a reverse stock split or crazy things like taking the company private (seems reasonable) or something similar to metro pcs and tmobile’s recent reverse merger with the current parent of tmobile still controlling a majority stake in company. this addresses the loss of control with the x86 license
Let me repeat amd is not going anywhere
EDIT FOUND THIS
“Drew Prairie, AMD’s longtime press contact, I was told in no uncertain terms that there’s no deal on the table: “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.” In other words, AMD believes in its strategy and isn’t interested in any major strategy shifts. Thanks for asking.”