AMD was looking to buy either Nvidia or ATI since late 2005 and finally made the decision to acquire ATI very early in Q2 2006. It was one of the best-guarded secrets to date. It also became the largest semiconductor takeover ever.
We haven't yet learned specifically why AMD finally went with ATI but Nvidia would have been a good choice as well, as it makes a good chipset, something that AMD desperately needed.
AMD almost bought NVIDIA last year
Posted on Thursday, January 11 2007 @ 2:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck