AMD-ATI merger considered 'likely' by Intel?
TweakTown says word is
circulating around Computex that a potential merger between AMD and
ATI is considered "very likely, even inevitable" by none other than
Intel. The idea of a merger was already
mentioned in a Forbes article last week, which said AMD was likely
to purchase ATI, and Intel is now said to be giving serious thought to
From a trusted and reliable anonymous source, today we learned that
Intel are talking behind closed doors about the real possibility of an
AMD and ATI merger, with some seriousness, and discussing what it could
mean for their future business and bottom line.
According to TweakTown, an AMD-ATI merger would be "very logical." The
site says the resulting combined company would be able to produce not
only good processors and graphics cards but also good chipsets, thereby
raising the heat against both Intel and NVIDIA. For instance, TweakTown
claims NVIDIA's chipset business could be hurt if a single AMD/ATI
entity were to cut support for third-party chipset manufacturers.