AMD to Buy ATI

By Deane Barker on July 24, 2006

Reports: Advanced Micro Devices to buy graphics maker ATI: File under “interesting.” Could Intel be in trouble?

Advanced Micro Devices said it will make a “significant” announcement Monday, amid news reports that Intel’s biggest rival for PC microprocessors plans to pay more than $5 billion to acquire a top graphics chipmaker.

[…] An AMD-ATI marriage could shift the balance of power in the chip industry in significant ways. AMD’s product portfolio — which has remained limited to the microprocessors that act as a PC’s main calculating engine — would balloon overnight, as it folds in two major new chip categories.