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AMD’s first target: Nvidia. But Nvidia Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang (see our January 7, 2008 cover story on Nvidia “Shoot to Kill“) insisted on being chief executive of the combined company, according to a former AMD employee (Nvidia declined to comment for this story).

Ruiz opted instead to acquire Nvidia rival ATI in July of 2006 for $5.4 billion. AMD’s acquisition ran into early trouble, however, as Nvidia unleashed a fussilade of strong products, gobbling up market share as AMD struggled to integrate its newly acquired graphics business.

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Ummmh........nothing new?
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I guess the best thing that's come out of this merger has been a pretty lively GPU division but I am pretty impressed with Llano APUs as well.
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Ahhh shoot. I looked for it too.. just didn't find it. Oh well...
    
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This was known a long time ago, these rehashed news articles are irrelevant in 2012. Anything for page views huh
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