Just came across this interesting article over at Forbes on AMD’s acquisition of ATI back in 2006.
According to Forbes, prior to AMD’s merger with ATI, AMD was first interested in buying Nvidia, but the deal fell apart as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang insisted on becoming the CEO of AMD-Nvidia after the AMD-Nvidia merger. Since that was something AMD CEO Hector Ruiz wasn’t too ecstatic about, AMD decided to pick up Nvidia’s struggling competitor, ATI instead which now makes up the AMD graphics division.
The article then continues on to talk about Nvidia and AMD’s direction after AMD’s acquisition of ATI. They touch on Nvidia’s battle to enter the mobile processor market as well as AMD’s aggressive push back into the graphics processor market. Pretty interesting article if you ask me. What do you think? Hop over to the link below and check it out!