AMD splits its graphics chips into the Radeon Technology Group

AMD creates a separate graphics unit led by Raja Koduri.

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You could view this as a precursor to something else,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst with Tiras Research. “But it would be hard to pull the graphics and the CPU divisions apart.” Krewell says that plenty of interested private equity firms and other potential investors have inquired about splitting AMD’s technology, but it’s a complex undertaking given that AMD’s license to produce server chips is hugely valuable, but is granted by Intel, which doesn’t have to offer a buyer the same rights as AMD has today. Meanwhile, the graphics division is one of only two players in the high-end graphics markets, with Nvidia being the only other alternative.

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