Ask a Fool: Is There Any Hope Left for AMD?

Eric Bleeker
Eric Bleeker
Sep 18, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Many are wondering about the future prospects for AMD(NASDAQ:AMD)

The problem is that AMD has no major advantage, and it's losing ground while Intel maintains the lead. As the PC market loses growth to smartphones and tablets, Intel is at least succeeding in servers, whereas AMD's latest server architecture was a decided flop, taking only about 5% of market share.

With no presence in mobile, a PC market that continues to weaken, and a server launch that was barely cause for notice, it's safe to say that AMD's future doesn't bode well for the long term. Stick with the more established Intel, or consider a company like Qualcomm, which is well positioned for the mobile revolution.

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