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Advanced Micro Devices needs to more than double its share of the microprocessor market to survive, according to a brief filed by the company's lawyers in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel.

At the end of 2007, AMD had 13 percent of the processor market, "less than half of what it requires to operate long-term as a sustainable business," the brief said, explaining that Intel's alleged efforts to shut the company out of the processor business had largely succeeded.

"Measured on a revenue share basis, AMD made little progress growing its slice of the pie," it said.
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post #2 of 29
I really hope they last!
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post #3 of 29
Yeah me too (so the Intel processor prices go down)
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post #4 of 29
i love the irony in this how all the intel users say AMD sucks and blah, blah, blah, etc.,etc. but the intel users are afraid the equation of competition will raise prices/ inflation. the equation is Intel - AMD = Monopoly/ no competition OR Intel - AMD = higher prices/ less demand from consumers.
post #5 of 29
Time to buy AMD then. Lol. I don't want Intel to be the only ones.
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post #6 of 29
What if AMD went pure GPU...

Anyway, I've always liked AMD's processors so I'm probably going to get a 4850e for my next rig (Unless something better comes out from AMD that has 45W TDP)
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post #7 of 29
While some may argue that ATI been the crutch that AMD has been leaning on lately, it was the purchase of ATI that got them into this mess originally. With such a large debt, AMD no longer has the capital to invest huge amounts in R&D like they did with the Opteron/Athlon64.

And honestly, for all the hot air Ruiz makes about the current situation, he could at least take a paycut off his ridiculous salary and save AMD some expenses.
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post #8 of 29
Does this mean that ATi GPU prices will grow? If yes then i better hurry to the store!!!
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post #9 of 29
No Human. They need to increase their market share. Not income. Increasing prices will just decline market share as the cheap prices is about all AMD has ATM.
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post #10 of 29
I really hope AMD figures themselves out. Intel needs competition and I'd hate to see ATi go too.
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