Unless you are familiar with embedded devices or follow AMD
closely, you probably haven't heard about AMD's Alchemy
line of processors. However, they are very popular for use in small and low power devices such as radio kits, handhelds, et cetera. AMD isn't content with the line, though, and will soon be selling off Alchemy
to another company. Raza Microelectronics
will be acquiring AMD's non-x86 embedded line will shortly be owned by Raza for an undisclosed sum.
Though they are getting rid of the line, it is known that AMD has hope for it and that they are investing in Raza. AMD and Raza will be working closely together in the future on other projects, so likely it will be a fairly seamless transition for the manufacturers that rely on Alchemy parts.