Abu Dhabi to pay $622 million for a 8.1% stake in AMD

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  1. Doesn't this deal violate USA's technology export restrictions or something?
  2. linkage?
  3. http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071116/advanced_micro_devices_mubadala.html?.v=2
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=AMD


    The stock is going down a bit right now, so I guess the mutual fund managers weren't very impressed by this move.
  4. Sweet. Finally those pesky 3rd world terrorist will get some power efficient hardware to control their rockets/bombs.
  5. Well pretty soon AMD will need a Jihad just play with Intel. Oh that's right they have distributed wealth and are extremely rich and not a Jihading nation. A city state owning a company hmm...
  6. WTF? Wasn't AMD planning on building in New York? I'm not saying that the the UAE has any connections, but this just sends the wrong message. Oh and does mean that AMD is worth about 7.5b?
  7. 7.03b, as of 20 minutes ago. That's what Market Capitalization means, in this chart:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AMD
  8. I do wish this meant somethig good for the stock price, but alas. I also wonder if the SEC will approve all this. Say what they want about the Committee of Foreign Investment not being involved, there are a number of government institutions that can move to block this.
  9. Racist Sharikou will be upset.
  10. Slobogob said:
    Sweet. Finally those pesky 3rd world terrorist will get some power efficient hardware to control their rockets/bombs.

    haha funny
  11. Slobogob said:
    Sweet. Finally those pesky 3rd world terrorist will get some power efficient hardware to control their rockets/bombs.


    By the time AMD delivers Barcey's Iran will have it's own X86 program.
  12. If I was Intel, I would post extra security around my manufacturing facilities. Not saying AMD themselves would do something, but you never know about any given Investor.
  13. Look how much AMD stock has dropped and how much Nvidia stock has risen; Nvidia buyout of AMD anyone? :D
  14. Heyyou27 said:
    Look how much AMD stock has dropped and how much Nvidia stock has risen; Nvidia buyout of AMD anyone? :D


    DAMVIDIANATI ?
  15. Heyyou27 said:
    Look how much AMD stock has dropped and how much Nvidia stock has risen; Nvidia buyout of AMD anyone? :D


    AMD might improve their stock price if they get more and better partners for the video cards, like nVidia did. Look at these comments for example:
    http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthread&msg_id=1481980&threadid=1481980&forum=101&product_id=26983&msgcount=7&overclockid=0#msg1481980

    And if AMD is in that much trouble and needs government cash, I wish they got it from the governments of the US or Germany. These governments would have to pay some serious unemployment insurance if AMD closes doors, right?
  16. AMD is already being subsidized by the German government. They gave them $683M to help convert Fab36, and gave them another $360M this past summer.

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/02/06/HNamdaid_1.html
    http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=APL1K21JEU5DSQSNDLRSKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=201001938
  17. cnumartyr said:
    By the time AMD delivers Barcey's Iran will have it's own X86 program.

    That and all the nuclear reactors they need to power them.
  18. Slobogob said:
    That and all the nuclear reactors they need to power them.



    Great... We have X86 Programs, Nukes, and Iran in the same thread.... <shudder> :heink:


    For the original news: It's a good business move to secure steady supplies. Chips are made of Silicon, and Silicon is made of SAND :lol:
  19. WHY!! AMD needs money bad :(
  20. Slobogob said:
    Sweet. Finally those pesky 3rd world terrorist will get some power efficient hardware to control their rockets/bombs.



    Ya and when AMD has to disbale two cores of a quad they can name the next one Taliban to go with Toliman.
  21. paq7512 said:
    WHY!! AMD needs money bad :(


    You're right! So, when Phenom comes out, get rid of your Intel chip and buy a new Phenom. Might as well buy a new 3870 video card or two, since ATI belongs to AMD. Just think, if everyone on this forum ran out and bought a new AMD Phenom, it would amount to what, a few hundred sales?

    OK, enough sarcasm. AMD's problems go far deeper than a few sales to enthusiasts. AMD needs to impress the business market with reasons to buy its chips, and so far, I don't see many. In fact, I haven't seen many Barcelona chips from AMD on sale at all. I think they need to end the NDAs that are plastered everywhere, send out more CPUs to reviewers, and start getting both CPUs and video cards out on the market. Forget the sales talk, supply the goods. As it is, the reputation they've built over the last year and a half is such that I'd trust a used car saleman more. And maybe I should apologize to the used car salesman for comparing him with an AMD executive. And this is from someone who has bought AMD CPUs for the past seven years.
  22. So many racists here :sarcastic:
  23. I don't think the UAE has restrictions (any more than Israel, India, etc.). China, Iraq, etc. have restrictions, where as countries like Iran are completely shut off. I think UAE is fine for US trade.
  24. http://www.toptechnews.com/story.xhtml?story_id=1000098IEGZ0

    they bought it and it wont be subject to any reviews by any department apparently.

    i think its a smart move for both of them seeing that AMD need short term cash flow asap until they can get back a positive margin..now i dont AMD will go broke at worst theres just going to be a heap of company's owning 5-8% of their shares.
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