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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.