Every single point in this News Flash is interesting so I’m just posting the full quote. It’s good to see that the rumors about the chipset licenses are not true. ATI got a big new friend now and everyone who runs an AMD CPU should consider ATI in the future ;).
On ATI’s Intel License: There is no truth to the rumor that Intel has pulled ATI’s chipset license. We continue to ship Intel chipsets under license.
On AMD’s commitment to GPUs: The merger with AMD reinforces ATI’s position as the world’s best GPU supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to maintaining and extending that leadership. The merger gives access to AMD technologies and resources – for example, custom memory design – which will raise performance and reduce costs, further increasing ATI’s competitiveness. Also, AMD has been extraordinarily effective in the channel, and access to their know-how, experience, and network, will be a powerful plus for ATI.
On Intel platforms: AMD acquired ATI so it could be the world’s number one graphics processor supplier. AMD is absolutely committed to supporting graphics on Intel platforms. Hector Ruiz, AMD’s CEO, made this completely clear on the conference call that announced the merger. He stated that AMD wanted to increase choice in the market, and that included ATI graphics on an Intel platform.
On the gift to Nvidia: Nvidia has seen the writing on the wall, and doesn’t like what it’s saying. The PC market is a tough place to be without any friends. ATI now has all the resources of AMD behind it, and will be producing faster, more compact GPUs and reaching the channel more effectively than ever before. Nvidia’s words are bravado, designed to confuse the market while the company tries to find a way to compete now that it’s standing alone.