June 22, 2015

System Builders: AMD Split-Up Reports Don't Add Up


But system builders like Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based custom system builder, said the idea of AMD splitting up wouldn't make sense, as the company's strength is in its APUs. 

 "I find it hard to believe that this would go through," said Swank. "The fusion of its CPU and graphics together on the same silicon seem to be a strategic advantage of AMD, so I don't see how either segment would benefit from not having the other. You feel for AMD, as it has always had a long history of being a scrappy competitor despite going against some of the toughest competition in history, like Intel and Nvidia. But I don't know if this would get AMD back on track."

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