AMD split into two operations

In a move to compete with Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will announce a split of operations today.

AMD will form two companies, one focused on designing microprocessors and the other manufacturing them. Investment for the move is from two Abu Dhabi firms who will inject $6 billion into the two firms.

The move has been expected for weeks and will strengthen AMD's liquidity in increasingly worrying markets.

AMD will confirm the move in a press conference arranged for today at 8am EDT (1pm BST).

Video: Watch Live Webcast - 8am EDT
View: AMD Press Release

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Their corporate mantra and slogan will be:

We dont have a clue as to how to remain competitive, but these guys over in UAE have so much money we will tell them anything !!

(TEX4S said @ #8)
Their corporate mantra and slogan will be:

We dont have a clue as to how to remain competitive, but these guys over in UAE have so much money we will tell them anything !!

how do you think they remained competitive for the best part of 20years then?
do yourself a favour and STFU dude..

Or they could of just not bought ATI? AMD should of always stayed two divisions... microprocessor and flash/other chips

I hate grammar police as much as anyone but when you use "could of" and "should of" both in the same post it's too much for me. It's could've and should've, short for could have and should have. Sorry, pet peeve. I now return us to our regularly scheduled topic. :cheeky:

When I read the title I thought for sure it would be about them splitting off ATI into a separate company again.

(Skyfrog said @ #4.1)
I hate grammar police as much as anyone but when you use "could of" and "should of" both in the same post it's too much for me. It's could've and should've, short for could have and should have. Sorry, pet peeve. I now return us to our regularly scheduled topic. :cheeky:

When I read the title I thought for sure it would be about them splitting off ATI into a separate company again.

And I wish people would learn to use the Semicolon.

(Mike Frett said @ #4.2)
And I wish people would learn to use the Semicolon.

You're reaching just a bit aren't you? Especially considering the way you started your sentence. Might want to learn to correct your own glaring mistakes before trying to pick on those of others.

Getting back on topic I have to agree that buying ATI was a huge mistake. However if they can get the company back on track it may pay off for them in the long run. They may also end up going the way of 3DFX though, and right now it's not looking good for them in my opinion.

(neufuse said @ #4)
Or they could of just not bought ATI? AMD should of always stayed two divisions... microprocessor and flash/other chips

That's not how their splitting, though.

They're splitting into a fabless design division and a fab division, which makes much more sense than a microprocessor/flash&other split.

(TRC said @ #4.3)

You're reaching just a bit aren't you? Especially considering the way you started your sentence. Might want to learn to correct your own glaring mistakes before trying to pick on those of others.

Getting back on topic I have to agree that buying ATI was a huge mistake. However if they can get the company back on track it may pay off for them in the long run. They may also end up going the way of 3DFX though, and right now it's not looking good for them in my opinion.


daring yes, a mistake, not a chance.
buying ATI is the only thing that kept them afloat this far.
and denotes a certain vision for the future of the company.

Investment for the move is from two Abu Dhabi who will inject $6 billion into the two firms.

Two Abu Dhabi whats?