AMD is not for sale, and neither is Twitter

Emil

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Two companies from completely different areas of the tech world today squashed rumors that they are for sale. The CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the second largest CPU supplier, and the new CEO of Twitter, a microblogging social network, have made statements emphasizing that their corresponding company is not for sale.

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LinkedKube

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I told my dad about twitter in 2007 when it might have been possible. He said "looks like a flop." Now here we are.
 
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You mean the losing CPU supplier, right? Since there are basically only two... LOL
 

Lokalaskurar

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Guest said:
You mean the losing CPU supplier, right? Since there are basically only two... LOL

AMD still supplies more than a lot of other CPU-suppliers. Even though AMD supplies less than Intel in the CPU-market for Stan McNormalguy, I recall reading on AMD's website that AMD is the primary supplier for the US. army, for instance.
 
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http://www.indexoftheweb.com/Computer/CPU_Manufacturers.htm

^I count at least 8 big suppliers on that list.
AMD
SIS
Intel
TI
ZF
NSC
Centaur
IDT

there are more that that too....
 
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woah don't forget about ARM, and there's another biggie I can't recall, and IBM does make processors - they have a 5.9 ghz server processor. Not a mainstream part by any means, I heard the tab is ~$100,000 a part. I also believe they get Global Foundry to do their fab. AMD is about to get very interesting in the next few years would be my speculation.
 

dividebyzero

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...and there's another biggie I can't recall...

Oracle (Sun) + Fujitsu's SPARC64 would probably be it. Most notable being the T3 ( 8 core, 128 thread).

Technically Motorola and Freescale should likely be on the list also.

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