AMD Fusion processor - good or bad?

Posted on Saturday, Oct 28 2006 @ 01:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TG Daily has an editorial about AMD and ATI's new Fusion project that will deliver a processor with graphics capabilities.
To finance ATI, AMD was a forced to take out a $2.5 billion loan, use more common stock (58 million shares for a total value of just under $1.2 billion) - which means that the company had to shell out about $1.7 billion in cash - more than 70% of its cash reserves. This may not have been a simple decision with more than 15,000 employees on board and combined profits of less than $200 million per quarter in an industry that could dramatically shift within a few months. And some may consider this scenario as too risky, if AMD simply wanted to add a few graphics cards and chipsets to go along with its processors.
Check it out over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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