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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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RE: MEANWHILE, behind the smoke and mirrors...
By shecknoscopy on 7/27/2006 11:38:46 AM , Rating: 1
Geez, lighten up - the OP was just making a joke!

Yeah, and apparently, I got voted out for it! Did my comment cut too close to home, people? Or are you all just a little nearvous because all of this AMD-absorbs-ATI/what-will-nVidia-do hooplah is really just hiding your greatest fears of all: AN S3 CHROME CONTROL OF THE GRAPHICS MARKET! MUAHAHAHAHAH!! 20 FPS FOR EVERONE!!! *

Man, that's the last time I try and bring a little humor to THIS bunch of robots. Well, at least the last time, today.


*-with AA turned off. Lawdy lawdy, don't turn AA on.

Oh, and is "The OP" a reference to something, or is that my new nickname? If it's the latter, I totally dig it. Step aside, folks. Make way for da' O.P.

By PunaProgrammer chris on 7/29/2006 6:23:26 AM , Rating: 2
OP = original poster (i.e. the first poster of the thread).

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