Another interesting snippet revealed in AMD's quarterly earnings call was an update about the company's plan to monetize some of its IP properties. This is still very much under discussion at AMD, but the company believes monetization of its patent portfolio can be a significant growth area:
So on the IP monetization strategy, we will continue to update that quarterly as we go through the process. I think we have had a good, really good discussion around where to go there, I think there are several different avenues that we believe our IP will be valuable, I think on the straight patent side, we've said before we have 10,000 patents that are over a substantive number of technical areas including graphics and microprocessors and other semiconductor patents. Those can certainly be licensed or in some cases there maybe sales, however another area that we think has a lot of potential is the areas of technology licensing where we can help partners accomplish their objectives with patents and knowhow. So, we will update the results on that as we go through 2016 but we do believe it’s a significant area for us going forward.