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AMD (AMD +6.1%) is planning to launch a solid-state drive (SSD) line based on its Radeon...

AMD (AMD +6.1%) is planning to launch a solid-state drive (SSD) line based on its Radeon GPU brand, SemiAccurate reports. While AMD would have the brand power and OEM/channel relationships needed to make a dent, it would also be entering a very competitive market featuring many players (SanDisk, Samsung, Micron, Intel, Toshiba) who can source NAND flash memory at cost. But this might be a good time for the struggling chipmaker to try expanding into a growth market.
Comments (3)
  • I think this is a horrible idea by AMD, as I do not see what competitive advantage they would have in SSD space, they do not make the NAND flash memory, they do not have the controller and they certainly do not have the resources to build up from a ground up.

     

    Now, if it is simply a rebranding of some decent brand, it might just give them a little bit of extra retail presence.

     

    Disclaimer: LONG on AMD
    30 Nov 2012, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • Why don't (OCZ) and (AMD) just merge?
    30 Nov 2012, 10:02 AM Reply Like
  • yeah, they both seem like they're struggling lol
    30 Nov 2012, 10:13 AM Reply Like
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