Sinatech: ATI/AMD Aquisition Agreement Reached: ATI facing a big shake-up

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by Farid, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. Jawed

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    Make up your mind, was ATI selling chipsets directly to Intel a blip or not? :???:

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    Selling chipsets is one thing.
    Adding support for Crossfire though, hinted at a broader agreement -at least on ATI's part of the expectations-.
    That was seen as more than a blip.

    But then...
    It was the Intel opinion that went under the radar, like that NV bundling stated above proved recently (as early as May).
    This hinted it was not a blip, but no one noticed it and the buzz for Intel+ATI continued.


    Remember there was also talk on Intel buying ATI long before this "storm" broke up a few weeks ago.


    I believe this happened because ATI and NV, being smaller and more "agile" than AMD or Intel, become the media darlings, just like Apple.
    The problem is, to be a media darling is different from being truly relevant in the real world outside the press and fan-base for either of the former two.
     
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    Diamond in the rough? More like a diamond sold at jewelery prices.
     
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    For a moment i thought of Diamond Multimedia, and of what happened after S3 got a hold of them for a while...:-|
     
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    Lets also not forget what happened after the joining of 3dfx and STB. :)
     
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