I agree with some of what this article states, but it is self refuting. Intel already owns the netbook market, and has a combination CPU/GPU on the market. So they will just be cleaning up the scraps as usual as far as I see it. That is unless the can do something innovative again like they did with there 3rd gen chips back in the day. On a performance level I could see that happening because just like then (or with that specific iteration of the Pentium's) the Atom is the market leader in netbooks, but mainly because it is the only one there. The Atom while somewhat sufficient burns no fast paths to much of anywhere, it is basically sufficient and that is all.
I really don't know what AMD has been thinking in their business practices lately!
They seem to be following the HUB plan!
Why would they try and hold onto a dying market in the face of tablet/Pads. Instead of just spilling the recourse's and seeing which one will pan out! The Netbook production is stable and can be produced along with demand. It can also be in conjunction with the Tablet processors.
It almost seems like they now have adopted that elitist-entitlement mentality of business. That they are to big to fail, so lets bend everyone over and they will take what we tell them to!
It is obvious that they put out that whole campaign of "we care about our customers", yet when it comes to listening to what they want. That is not the way it is going to be. Like Peter Griffin says about Kobe, whether you want it or not, either way it is going to happen!:P
I'm all for their participation in any market they choose to dabble in. Why?
Because they effect prices in the marketplace. They may not dominate a market segment, but they always offer competing products at truly affordable prices, forcing the other guys to react with better prices too.
AMD is a company worth having around and I support them whenever I can.
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