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ATI's Street News Flash
Easy, tiger

ATI just released the July Street News Flash, which was published in response to the recent news of an AMD takeover.  There are just too many good quotes in this one, so we thought we'd just quote the whole news flash in its entirety:
On ATI's Intel License: There is no truth to the rumor that Intel has pulled ATI's chipset license. We continue to ship Intel chipsets under license.

On AMD's commitment to GPUs: The merger with AMD reinforces ATI's position as the world's best GPU supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to maintaining and extending that leadership. The merger gives access to AMD technologies and resources - for example, custom memory design - which will raise performance and reduce costs, further increasing ATI's competitiveness. Also, AMD has been extraordinarily effective in the channel, and access to their know-how, experience, and network, will be a powerful plus for ATI.

On Intel platforms: AMD acquired ATI so it could be the world's number one graphics processor supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to supporting graphics on Intel platforms. Hector Ruiz, AMD's CEO, made this completely clear on the conference call that announced the merger. He stated that AMD wanted to increase choice in the market, and that included ATI graphics on an Intel platform.

On the gift to Nvidia: Nvidia has seen the writing on the wall, and doesn't like what it's saying. The PC market is a tough place to be without any friends. ATI now has all the resources of AMD behind it, and will be producing faster, more compact GPUs and reaching the channel more effectively than ever before. Nvidia's words are bravado, designed to confuse the market while the company tries to find a way to compete now that it's standing alone.

Of course, we also reported that the ATI-Intel cross-license agreement was still in place yesterday.

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ATi Sounds Like a Brat
By dev0lution on 7/27/2006 1:41:08 AM , Rating: 2
I wonder who put out that quote since AMD's been playing nice-nice since the announcement. Ironic that everyone's saying how AMD/ATI will play nice with everyone. Doesn't sound like it from this piece. If I'm Nvidia I'm thinking "AMD better reign in their cocky little brother or I'll take my platforms over to Intel to see how they do with development".

I fail to see how this comment should give us all faith that the merger will bring great innovations to the market. Someone needs to get a spanking for speaking out of turn amongst adults.

RE: ATi Sounds Like a Brat
By poohbear on 7/27/2006 5:24:28 AM , Rating: 2
cocky lil brother? dude, this is the business world, not a highschool playground. decisions like "take my stuff to intel" would'nt be based on ego, it'd be based on profit. this entire thread is littered w/ the perceptions of teenage gamers & their "deep" perspective in to the business world.

RE: ATi Sounds Like a Brat
By Merglet on 8/2/2006 12:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
this entire thread is littered w/ the perceptions of teenage gamers & their "deep" perspective in to the business world.

So damn true. And the original remark was funny because Nvidia made *exactly* the same kind of statement-- "ATI has admitted defeat"

It's called spin youngans, and 99% of it is crap. Those of you who are fanboys of either company will learn that once you move out of your parents' home :P

"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson
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