AMD to stop working on Geodes (Carlos Nazareno)
wad at laptop.org
Wed Jan 28 01:28:35 EST 2009
On Jan 27, 2009, at 8:14 PM, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Carlos Nazareno
> <object404 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> AMD sees no Geode chip replacement in sight
>>> AMD on Monday said it has no replacement for the aging Geode low-
>>> chips that are used in netbooks and set-top boxes.
> The cost of developing and supporting a processor family is
> AMD bought the Geode business from another company. Often, when a
> company buys a business unit, that unit withers on the vine. The
> "new kids on the block" have a difficult time establishing a strong
> place within the established "pecking order", so in the competition
> for resources, the new group often comes up short. When there is
> an economic downturn, the new group is often the first to go.
Much worse, as AMD bought Geode from National, who had obtained it
six years earlier through acquiring Cyrix.
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