Het volk bij The Register probeert opwindend te zijn met een gerucht over een mogelijke overname van AMD door Intel:
The chip giant would be safe from the threat of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action because of Via's latest acquisition -- the IDT-Centaur x.86 business line. Earlier this week, Via said it would pay $167 million for Cyrix technology.
AMD would not come too expensive. For over a month now, its share price has bumped along at a dismal $16 or so. AMD turned in a record loss-making quarter recently, and is in debt up to its eyeballs.
[...] There is another possibility, according to an ex-Intelinsider. He said that Intel was more likely to wait until AMD drifted into Chapter 11, and then come in as a white knight, thus looking a bit like the hero it wants to look like... ®