Years ago I advocated AMD CPUs as a less-expensive alternative to Intel monopolistic pricing. When they completely ignored the netbook I began to ignore them. Perhaps they noticed because now they have an ARMed CPU on the horizion:
“Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is to release its first ARM-based chip in 2014.
AMD added that it was also considering making ARM-based chips for consumer-targeted computers, but no decision had been made as yet.”
This may be too little and too late but it shows that even thick-headed people can see the light. People want less power-consumption and they want cheaper/smaller computers everywhere, not just in smartphones.
I still am incredulous that they think it will take until 2014 to do what a dozen other companies have done years ago, produce an ARMed CPU. ARM has done most of the work. They mostly have to do packaging in which task they have a lot of expertise. Perhaps it will take that long to get servers running ARM in volume but the small cheap computer is here now. I wonder if Intel will get the message.
AMD, WAKE UP!