AMD to join Microsoft?
The rumor that some other company may want to purchase AMD is far from new, as it has been spinning around for years now. However, a recent inside report by Fudzilla claims that Microsoft has been in talks with the troubled chipmaker for a while, and it might acquire AMD in pieces.
According to Fudzilla, "Microsoft has a lot of cash in the bank and has a place for AMD under its wing." AMD fans still have a chance to see the company remaining independent as it is, but this means the Zen cores must become a major hit. It is no secret that AMD's current CPU lineup simply cannot compete with Intel, while their GPUs are slowly losing ground to NVIDIA as well.
By purchasing AMD, Microsoft would be able to directly control the development of the chips inside its next-gen Xbox console and create competitive DirectX 12 GPUs. The rumors claim that Microsoft might purchase AMD in pieces and, although the insiders who leaked this information did not deliver any specifics, AMD shares climbed 15 percent in 20 minutes after Fudzilla published the exclusive report mentioned earlier, closing the day with a 9 percent increase over Thursday.
AMD currently has a market value of over $1.5 billion. We will probably hear more about its possible acquisition in the months to come, so stay tuned.