AMD is considering splitting up the company to better compete with Intel and NVIDIA. Currently AMD is a distant second when it comes to performance desktop processors, and their graphics division is holding well, but could use a noteworthy kick-in-the-pants to ensure that it keeps up with rival AMD. All in all, this is not the end of AMD, but rather a better way to focus on each division. Those are my thoughts, but others think it could indeed be the beginning of the end for our beloved AMD. Thoughts?
AMD, which has a market capitalization of around $2 billion, has competed with much larger Intel since the 1980s, and at times has made inroads with its PC and server chips. AMD has an extensive cross-licensing agreement with Intel, an issue AMD would have to study carefully in the case of a break-up.