Originally Posted by b.walker36
im not saying its a good thing i would rather amd stayed around but atleast there would be some competition to keep prices in check. I personally dont think amd is going anywhere if they do get into real trouble someone will either buy them or the government will step in and help them out becuase they cant let one company completely control the market for cpu's.
For the record, AMD lost $600 million last quarter alone. That is a 6, and 8 zeros for those of you mathematically challenged. To make it more clear and much simpler than it really is, AMD had to pay out $600,000,000 more than they took in last quarter. So their demise is not as far from possibility as a lot of you think it is. A couple more quarters like that and Samsung's offer to buy them will be greeted with much bigger smiles that it was at first. But of course, a couple of more quarters like that and Samsung won't want to buy them any more and neither will any stockholders.
As far as the Government bailing them out? I don't think so. We aren't talking about Chrysler here. There is a much different climate in DC these days with regard to bailing out corporations with taxpayers money. In short, that aint gonna happen with AMD.
And as for the idea of the Govt breaking up intel into competing companies? I think they learned their lesson with A.T.&T.