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AMD Confirms Commitment To x86 163

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the amd-versus-world dept.
MrSeb writes with an excerpt from an Extreme Tech story on the recent wild speculation about AMD abandoning x86: "Recent subpar CPU launches and product cancellations have left AMD in an ugly position, but reports that the company is preparing to jettison its x86 business are greatly exaggerated and wildly off base. Yesterday, Mercury News ran a report on AMD's struggles to reinvent itself and included this quote from company spokesperson Mike Silverman: 'We're at an inflection point. We will all need to let go of the old 'AMD versus Intel' mind-set, because it won't be about that anymore.' When we contacted Silverman, he confirmed that the original statement has been taken somewhat out of context and provided additional clarification. 'AMD is a leader in x86 microprocessor design, and we remain committed to the x86 market. Our strategy is to accelerate our growth by taking advantage of our design capabilities to deliver a breadth of products that best align with broader industry shifts toward low power, emerging markets and the cloud.' The larger truth behind Silverman's statement is that no matter what AMD does, it's not going to be 'AMD versus Intel' anymore — it's going to be AMD vs. Qualcomm, TI, Nvidia, and Intel."
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AMD Confirms Commitment To x86

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 30, 2011 @11:29AM (#38215318)
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  • by arth1 (260657) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 @11:51AM (#38215602) Homepage Journal

    This is a completely meaningless statement. You could say the same exact thing about any microprocessor company. For example:

    "Freescale is a leader in PowerPC microprocessor design, and we remain committed to the PowerPC market. Our strategy is to accelerate our growth by taking advantage of our design capabilities to deliver a breadth of products that best align with broader industry shifts toward low power, emerging markets and the cloud."

    This statement is true even though AMD and Freescale aren't competitors.

    Freescale commits to the cloud? That is BIG news. Time to run out and adjust my stock portfolio!

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