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post #111 of 128
So it's a rumour relating to a rumour.

I'm not sure if i believe that Dell would be interesting in acquiring a company such as AMD
post #112 of 128
Haha AMD.

If anyone is likely to buy them out its IBM.
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post #113 of 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Because Dell specializes as ab OEM and has very little expierence in R&D and chip design.

It would be akin to a successful pizzeria buying a tomato farm. Sure, the pizzeria could save money by getting tomatos directly.... but how much do they know about farming?


The "analyst" who made this speculation did not think very hard.

2nd part first, I agree it is made up.

First part second. That tomato farmer would probably love to have a guaranteed schedule of income and could safely budget future projects knowing that the income would be there. I am sure the pizzeria would rely on the farmers knowledge and experience still.

Plus Dell sells a LOT of stuff other than PCs. This could be a good way to get more AMD specialized products out to market. Imagine Cellphones with a DX11 GPU?
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post #114 of 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by melanine View Post
AMD would be acquired like Circuit City and CompUSA. They still exist, but are owned by Tigerdirect.
Yes, but Circuit City, CompUSA, and Tigerdirect are all in the same specific business.

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Originally Posted by Invisible Penguin View Post
Even if it was true, how is Dell big enough to buy out AMD just like that?
They're not.

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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
I doubt Dell would buy AMD, but they could surely afford to, considering at last check AMD was worth around $6B and Dell made twice that in profit alone last year.

If they did buy AMD, it could be a good thing tbh, more money for R&D = better products, and better products = more competition for Intel, and more competition = better prices for the consumer
AMD's current market cap is $6B.... but their worth is more like like $10-20B.

Dell's 2010 revenue was $52.9B but the net income was around $1B.

No, it would not be a good thing because Dell have never ran a chip R&D team of that size and complexity.

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First part second. That tomato farmer would probably love to have a guaranteed schedule of income and could safely budget future projects knowing that the income would be there. I am sure the pizzeria would rely on the farmers knowledge and experience still.
That's what contracts are for.

Why would the pizzeria want the additional liability in a business that he does not understand? This is why you do not see many fully intergrated companies. Apple (while very integrated) does not own fabs, x86 design teams, assembly plants, metal mines, water treatment plants, power plants, shipping trucks, ect. There is cost-benefit to everything. Entering a new business requires a lot of thought.


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Plus Dell sells a LOT of stuff other than PCs. This could be a good way to get more AMD specialized products out to market. Imagine Cellphones with a DX11 GPU?
Yup, Dell is trying to enter the mobile market. However, AMD would be a terrible and utterly stupid acquisition for this purpose. AMD just fired Dirk partially for not having a mobile product planned. Intel is dropping billions and is having hard time entering.

If Dell wants to enter a specialized market, they would acquire a specialized company. There are a few ARM companies out there still.
Edited by DuckieHo - 2/16/11 at 7:39am
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post #115 of 128
Dude your gettting a Dell
post #116 of 128
Really doubt this is going to happen...
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post #117 of 128
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Dell...AMD? WHAT? Actually, I don't really care as long as the internals of AMD do not change.
AMD already lost a bunch of it's execs.

I think that Dell will be the end of AMD as we know it.
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post #118 of 128
I hate this idea, but I'd like to see AMD in IBM's hands, it would be a good thing for both (especially AMD, more money in R&D for instance) and I kinda look at IBM as a founder of modern computers.
post #119 of 128
Hah, no.
A larger flame bait rumor would be that Intel would be looking to acquire AMD
I mean, there's still VIA as a player in the CPU market...
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It would be interesting to see what AMD could do with Intel's kind of money.
    
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