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I'm a lot more afraid of big brother whether here in the US or in the EU than of Intel or Microsoft or any other big company.
    
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Also if amd happened to go under it wouldnt take long for the goverment to break intel up into smaller companies that had to compete with each other.
And we, of course think this is ok?
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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.
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The European Union thinks it runs the world or something? I mean I know Intel has place over there and all. But they can't do their price cuts because it's hurting AMD? They must be fools!
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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.
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they took a 600m dollar hit yeah but what if next quarter they dont take a hit at all. ONe bad quarter is not the end of the world. IF they do that for a year then they have some serious problems. Im sure amd has plenty of money to keep them afloat for a while. As none of us are the cfo for amd i think we should stop speculating that they will go bankrupt. We see one 600m dollar loss like its the end for them. What if barcelona is absolutley amazing and they make a nice profit then everyone is gonna be like amd is back i knew they werent going anywhere lol.
None of us really know amd's financial situation. all we know is they lost some money.

As for intel and their shady tactics. If they tried in anyway to persuade oem computer manufacturers to use their chips using there market power as leverage is infact illegal and they should get punished. If they didnt and simply proved to the companies that they have the better product for them to use then good for them and they should get praised.
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The EU ain't worth a penny in America, only the RIAA and MPAA have status and powers. Basically, EU don't mess or touch with America products, if you don't like it then don't buy Intel's processor!
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The EU ain't worth a penny in America,
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Yay
Hi, yes.
    
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