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DrQuine
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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
DrQuine   3/11/2012 10:33:27 PM
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Of course a major company downplays the significance of a smaller competitor buying a technology that they passed on. This isn't news, this is expected. News would be Intel expressing regrets that they didn't buy the technology when it was offered.

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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
resistion   3/8/2012 2:16:36 AM
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Well, you know in this business, the best defense, besides offense, is not to be defensive. That is why it is common for "no comments" to be a response. In this case, Intel could have spun it jokingly around to say "glad AMD has come around". Instead, it gave the message that even though you were once a supporter of Intel technology, Intel can turn its back on you, rather than help you develop.

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mike655mm   3/8/2012 1:04:12 AM
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The better Shakespeare line that applies to these comments is "Much ado about nothing"

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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
brightfiber   3/7/2012 8:23:35 PM
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Or, taking a page from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

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brightfiber   3/7/2012 8:20:30 PM
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KB +1 on that. Sour grapes and likely a strong bit of not-invented-here (NIH) mentality from Intel's team. They have their own Xenon horse in the server race now - buying Seamicro might have been an acquisition disaster, ie, not enough room in the sandbox for two server chip design teams.

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mcgrathdylan   3/7/2012 3:21:28 PM
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AKB3001- Possibly. I would have been a lot more surprised if she had said something like, "Yes, SeaMicron has great technology and we are kicking ourselves for not thinking of acquiring that company." Still, I thought this was a particularly strong worded comment about a competitor's acquisition.

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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
KB3001   3/7/2012 3:05:41 PM
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Sour grapes, Intel?

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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
agk   3/7/2012 7:38:06 AM
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why Intel to talk about this? They could have kept quite.

resistion
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re: Intel unimpressed with AMD's SeaMicro buy
resistion   3/7/2012 1:22:44 AM
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When Intel doesn't stand by its champion(s), this is what happens.



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