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AMD benefitting from Intel's $1B mistake

Intel must be the gift that keeps on giving to AMD. In late 2009, Intel was forced to pay AMD $1.25B for its years of monopolistic behavior in the processor market. Now, AMD is benefiting directly from Intel's Series 6 (Cougar Point) chipset woes

In late January, Intel explained that it had uncovered a SATA problem with Cougar Point that could cause performance degradation over time. As a result, Intel stopped shipment of the affected chipsets, will take a charge of roughly $1B, and won't start shipping updated chipsets to its partners until later this month (volume shipments to customers will come later).

Not surprisingly, AMD is profiting greatly from Intel's gaffe according to Fox Business News. "We have some customers and retailers who have come to us specifically as a result of Intel's chip problem," stated AMD exec Leslie Sobon. "Some retailers have had to take things off their shelves, so they call us to ask what they could get from our OEMs that's similar. And OEMs are asking us for product, as well." 

Fox Business News goes on to report that computer manufacturers that sell both Intel and AMD systems are coming to the latter to supply more processors/chipsets to make up for the shortfall due to the Cougar Point woes. 

AMD earlier this year unveiled its Fusion processors that feature onboard DirectX 11 graphics. AMD says that netbooks using the chipset will have over 10 hours of battery life.

AMD has also been in the news recently thanks to the ouster of Dirk Meyer as CEO. Meyer was removed from his position due to a lack of vision when it comes to mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablets.

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By ssjwes1980 on 2/9/2011 11:04:29 AM , Rating: 1
Wheres all the angry bash fox news people at? IT MUST BE ALL LIES

RE: ??
By YashBudini on 2/9/2011 5:07:22 PM , Rating: 1
You really don't pay much attention to things. Comedy Central for example doesn't bash Faux, so much as it high lights all of Faux's Palin-type moments (and some Tom Delay ones as well) and allows them to fall on their face all by themselves. Really, there's no better way to make a fool of something or someone than with their own words.

The best example:
1.Watch OutFoxed.
2.Eliminate all scenes and commentary by the biased authors.
(How's that for fair?)
3.Watch only what the Faux caricatures, err, characters say.
4.Try not laugh as you ask yourself, "Fair and balanced?"

The fact they Faux ran this article is SOP. Only news that infuriates the viewer. It's hard to think straight when you're mad, so of course they want viewers mad.

It's really hard to hate Faux. They simply aren't worthy of the effort. To hate something requires that it actually has some importance, and you give Murdoch far too much credit if you believe that's happening. Rather, we're mocking the absurdity not only of Faux, but to its millions of dumb ass viewers, who ancestors were all no doubt also victims of PT Barnum's egress.

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