AMD and ATI to merge in just two weeks?
Yesterday, TweakTown overheard rumors
that Intel considered a merger between AMD and ATI "very likely" and was
discussing the possibility internally. Now, HardOCP's Kyle Bennett says Intel has started talking with its customers about it:
Over dinner tonight in downtown Taipei it was explained to me that Intel
was making the rounds with their customers explaining exactly how the
AMD/ATI merger/acquisition was going to impact their business. Closure
of the deal is expected to pass in 2 weeks.
AMD and ATI employees seem to be keeping quiet about this possibility. The Inquirer has quizzed several
at both companies, and they are all said to have
denied a merger is imminent. According to The Inq, Intel would be a
likelier candidate for a merger with ATI, although there are reportedly
no talks going on there, either.