It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Is AMD the best microprocessor maker in the world, or the worst? Is the company more competitive than it's ever been, or about to hit bottom? Are they blazing a trail to success, or on the road to perdition?
Or the real question: Are you planning to buy AMD chips or aren't you?
Advanced Micro Devices has new management, a new logo, new technology, a new focus on embedded systems, and a new product mix. What they don't have is a lot of money, and money equals time. There isn't a lot of runway left for Big Green to get airborne again.
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