AMD Eye-Balled For Buy-Out?

This came across the wire yesterday with barely a splash.  However, we suppose rumors should be taken with a pinch of salt (maybe a short shot of Tequila too?).  It seems there's a smoke cloud of speculation in the wind again and as we learned with the ATI acquisition, sometimes where there's smoke, there's fire...

"I think essentially the rumors are borne of AMD's weak balance sheet," she said. "When they acquired ATI, they had to borrow quite a lot to finance that purchase and that's created a higher debt-to-capital ratio than they had in the past. It's still in that squeeze."

As the saying goes, when you're trying to catch a falling knife, you can get cut...  For the consumer's sake, of course we want Intel and NVIDIA's combo rival/partner to, in the immortal words of Spock, "live long and prosper". 

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