Should Apple buy AMD?

Apple Store“Let’s face it. AMD is having quite a bit of financial problems in its race against Intel to grab more market share. Although AMD has done well, and I respect them for what they have accomplished considering the sheer difference in size between the top two chip makers, they need to be put out of their misery by a company that can either take AMD out of the Intel vs. AMD race or have enough capital to give it a significant boost,” Gundeep Hora writes for CoolTechZone.

“To put another dent into AMD’s lackluster performance (financial and otherwise), the ATI acquisition isn’t working out too well either. ATI is behind NVIDIA in its race against to take on the graphics market. What can I say? Things just aren’t looking rosy for AMD at this point, hence my recommendation for the acquisition,” Hora writes.

“As much as I would like to recommend private equity groups for AMD’s takeover, it’s not worthwhile. I doubt they are going to add any significant value to the company (other than injecting the company with more capital perhaps) and at worst, they are just going to drive the company into more debt with acquisition fees and other such hassles. Not to mention, the semiconductor business isn’t exactly a lucrative market to be in, as the AMD scenario appropriately depicts,” Hora writes.

Hora writes, “After private equity groups, let’s look at a more strategic acquisition. For that, Apple is the best bet.”

Full article here.
Buy AMD? For what, is Apple starting up a haunted mansion theme park and they’re in need of the walking dead? Forget buying AMD, Steve Jobs should just set fire to millions of hundred dollar bills instead; it’d be easier and less painful while producing the same net effect.

71 Comments

  1. Why? Apple already enjoys the most advanced chips on the market, and they don’t have to pay or manage R&D. Apple has significant sway with Intel, and Intel is catering to Apple. Why take on a second place chipmaker who just bought a second place graphics chipmaker? This suggestion makes no sense whatsoever.

  2. And please, no more articles from cooltechzone. post-Windows, Mac-user wannabe BS. The same people who years ago would have railed against anything having to do with Apple. Now they say that without SJ the company will die.

    Wrong. Without SJ to hand pick his replacement, the company would die. If SJ is fired before a plan is in place…

    He calls Apple a perfect fit for SJ. NO SHIT! He founded the company. Retard.

  3. Yet another Apple hit piece, “hit” meaning web traffic. Here’s how it works:

    1. Write a boring article
    2. Mention “Apple” in it a few times, whether you need to or not
    3. Post it on the Web
    4. Wait for Mac-centric sites to pick it up

    End result: more web traffic than you would have normally generated with said crappy article alone.

    Cool.

  4. That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. What Apple SHOULD do is buy Adobe and include CS3 with all Mac Pro machines. The current pricing would still hold for the PeeCee version (until CS4 comes out at which point the WinDoze version would be discontinued).

  5. ” What Apple SHOULD do is buy Adobe”

    Not worth it. If Apple wanted to be in the photoshop business, they could chop Shake down into a single-frame image editor for a hell of a lot less than it would cost to buy out Adobe.

    The management distraction alone would cost Apple more than Adobe’s worth.

    -jcr

  6. ” What Apple SHOULD do is buy Adobe”

    Not worth it. If Apple wanted to be in the photoshop business, they could chop Shake down into a single-frame image editor for a hell of a lot less than it would cost to buy out Adobe.

    The management distraction alone would cost Apple more than Adobe’s worth.

    -jcr

  7. ” What Apple SHOULD do is buy Adobe”

    Not worth it. If Apple wanted to be in the photoshop business, they could chop Shake down into a single-frame image editor for a hell of a lot less than it would cost to buy out Adobe.

    The management distraction alone would cost Apple more than Adobe’s worth.

    -jcr

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