News
 

Bookmark and Share

(21) 

ATI Technologies has announced that it would continue selling chipsets for microprocessors by Intel Corp., even though, the graphics and chipset designer is in process of the acquisition by Advanced Micro Devices, the arch-rival of Intel Corp., who holds the license on its processor bus technologies and in some cases may retract them.

“There is no truth to the rumor that Intel has pulled ATI’s chipset license. We continue to ship Intel chipsets under license,” said Philip Eisler, senior vice president and general manager, chipset and notebook business unit at ATI Technologies.

ATI Technologies stressed that despite of the acquisition by ATI, it will continue to produce chipsets, including present and future generations for “as long as customers want them”, including core-logic products for Intel Core 2 and Intel Pentium processors.

Financially, it does make sense for ATI to ship its chipsets for Intel processors, as such chips are found in the vast majority of computers shipped worldwide. According to estimations by Mercury Research, ATI shipped 4.3 million of chipsets featuring Intel’s Quad Pumped Bus in Q1 2006 and also supplied 3.9 million of core-logic sets that support AMD’s HyperTransport bus.

A report from Mercury Research released in late April claims that in the first quarter of 2006 there were 67.3 million core-logic sets shipped. Intel Corp. has maintained its largest market share of 57%, down significantly from the Q1 2005 as a result of its withdrawal from entry-level chipset market, Via Technologies was commanding 15% of the core-logic market, down 1% sequentially and flat annually. ATI Technologies, whose market share was only 3% a year ago, could boast with 12% share in Q1 2006 and become the world’s No.3 chipset provider. Meanwhile both Nvidia Corp. and Silicon Integrated Systems supplied less chipsets than in the prior quarter and had 9% and 6% market share, according to the report.

AMD plans to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of ATI for a combination of $4.2 billion in cash and 57 million shares of AMD common stock, based on the number of shares of ATI common stock outstanding on July 21, 2006. The transaction is valued at approximately $5.4 billion.

Discussion

Comments currently: 21
Discussion started: 07/27/06 02:35:04 PM
Latest comment: 08/25/06 12:54:15 PM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:59 pm | Khronos Group to Follow DirectX 12 with Cross-Platform Low-Level API. Khronos Unveils Next-Generation OpenGL Initiative

10:33 pm | Avexir Readies 3.40GHz DDR4 Memory Modules. DDR4 Could Hit 3.40GHz This Year

12:10 pm | AMD to Lower Prices of A-Series APUs for Back-to-School Season. New Prices of AMD A-Series APUs Revealed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:53 am | AMD to Cut Prices on FX-9000, Other FX Processors: New Prices Revealed. AMD to Make FX Chips More Affordable, Discontinue Low-End Models

10:32 am | LG to Introduce World’s First Curved 21:9 Ultra-Wide Display. LG Brings Curved Displays to Gamers, Professionals

9:59 am | AMD Readies FX-8370, FX-8370E Microprocessors. AMD Preps Two New “Mainstream” FX Chips