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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 10:32

AMD dismisses rumoured Oracle deal

Written by Nick Farell
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Not for sale, but we're willing to listen
 

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hellish rumour that Oracle is going to buy chip maker AMD.

Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison, said last month that he might contemplate buying a semiconductor company, but no sane person would have suggested that AMD was the outfit he was thinking of. However Reuters, not one for spinning rumours, speculated that Larry meant AMD because he wanted a chunk of intellectual property.

Of course it would turn the industry upside down. HP and IBM would have to buy X86 chips from a rival, which is pretty nasty. Still it does mean that Intel will get a rival with a hell of a lot of dosh and power behind it.

However, AMD was quick to dismiss the rumour. "AMD is not for sale, but we are happy to listen to any proposal which is in the interest to our shareholders," AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said.

So AMD is still open to proposals and it’s worth noting that Dave Orton was equally dismissive of any AMD – ATI deal just months before AMD took over the red graphics outfit.

More here.


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+41 #1 The_Wolf88 2010-10-06 11:56
oh thank GOD !

We just don't want another big company like AMD to disappear like Sun Microsystem after Oracle purchased them !

Everybody knows now that java is full of crap after Oracle purchased Sun !
 
 
+25 #2 JAB Creations 2010-10-06 12:53
Oracle's Larry Ellison is a total commie working hard to monopolize the industry and drive prices up, we don't need that when Intel is already busy screwing over 80% of the market to begin with.

VirtualBox was awesome and now I can't even use my mouse half the time! If AMD were to get bought out by Oracle we'd all be completely screwed and unfortunately Via CPU's aren't exactly powerhouse considering they are or will soon release their first quad/concentrate on low power.
 
 
+46 #3 Seraphim401 2010-10-06 12:58
Noooooooooooooo !
Keep your filthy hands away from AMD.
 
 
+16 #4 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-10-06 14:15
i am ready to write a check to AMD if it can save its sinking ship (however its not so oh well)
 
 
+2 #5 AustinHWEngineer 2010-10-06 14:30
Llano GF 32nm isnt yielding.

Bulldozer is still in bringup w/ 0 external quoted numbers (IPC, Freq) anywhere.

The two most interesting cores/ICs are not going to generate revenue for another year.

Rumored hiring freeze.

Sounds like Dirk needs to focus internally on his teams execution.
 
 
-5 #6 thomasg 2010-10-06 16:02
[quote name="AustinHWEnginee r"]Llano GF 32nm isnt yielding.

I thought Globalfoundries skipped 32 nm, and went straight for 28? I could be wrong, but I thought that's why AMD and NVidia are not making any 32 nm cards, because GF and TSMC aren't using that process.
 
 
+11 #7 AustinHWEngineer 2010-10-06 16:13
Quoting thomasg:
I thought Globalfoundries skipped 32 nm, and went straight for 28? I could be wrong, but I thought that's why AMD and NVidia are not making any 32 nm cards, because GF and TSMC aren't using that process.


Thats why most stuff on a message board is completely erroneous - people dont know what they are talking about.

SOI and Bulk. They are different processes/substrates on different process nodes. Google it.
 
 
-10 #8 Greg4422 2010-10-06 18:08
If AMD sold out, I would be forced to then go with Intel.
 
 
+1 #9 The_Countess 2010-10-07 00:44
isn't the x86 licence still non-transferable (even after the loosening of the restriction following the AMD-intel settlement),lea ving AMD near worthless if sold?
 
 
0 #10 nECrO 2010-10-07 06:09
I highly doubt a deal like that would clear regulatory hurdles. But then again I thought the same of the Oracle/Sun deal.
 

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