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[CW] AMD not pursuing ARM license, sticking to x86

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Advanced Micro Devices shot down rumors that it is pursuing an ARM license, saying it will stick to developing chips for tablets around the x86 architecture.

AMD is not seeking an ARM license as it has a strong CPU and graphics technology around which to build chips for tablets, said John Taylor, director of client product and software marketing at AMD. AMD currently makes computer chips based on the x86 architecture, and next year plans to release its first dedicated tablet chips based on the x86 instruction set.

"We've made a big bet on APUs, which are x86," Taylor said in an interview, referring to accelerated processing units.
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Not to say I'm surprised with their decision but it's to hear from them so soon on the subject.
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I don't think AMD should go exclusively ARM but I don't think they should rule it out completely either.
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Poor ARM. It needs stock pumpers.
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post #5 of 29
ARM: "Hey, AMD, why don't you ditch your 30 year-long venture of developing x86 CPUs and join us on the ARM platform?"

AMD: "Riiiiiight. See you next Quarter earnings report."

Ha Ha!

Like anyone didn't see that coming?
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Well it took brass ones for Arm to even suggest it.
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I really wish AMD would at least pick up an ARM division. Wouldn't hurt.
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Originally Posted by Licht;13331700 
I really wish AMD would at least pick up an ARM division. Wouldn't hurt.

wth.gif

You want them to take money away from their Bulldozer division?
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You want them to take money away from their Bulldozer division?

With the high profitability of the smartphone market and AMD's experience in microprocessor development, the returns could be big. They just need to be able to enter the market and compete with the big boys like Qualcomm. Yes they would be splitting their funding even thinner, but if they come back with more cash than ever, it helps all their divisions.
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Originally Posted by Licht;13331797 
With the high profitability of the smartphone market and AMD's experience in microprocessor development, the returns could be big. They just need to be able to enter the market and compete with the big boys like Qualcomm. Yes they would be splitting their funding even thinner, but if they come back with more cash than ever, it helps all their divisions.

No. Not again.

They split into graphics - that was 5 years ago and they're still picking up the pieces.

When BD annihilates IV, then I'll be okay with this.
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