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Private equity eyes up AMD – report

AMD Analyst Day '15_2Silver Lake, which master minded the exit of Dell as a publicly listed company, is reported to be thinking about taking a 20 percent share in troubled microprocessor company AMD.

Fudzilla reports that multiple industry sources have leaked the news to Fuad Abazovic, the master mind of the independent web site.

AMD’s shares sell at less than $2 so Silver Lake wouldn’t have to shell out very much money to acquire a fifth of the company.

AMD has struggled in recent years to be competitive both with chip giant Intel and its graphics rival Nvidia.

It needs the money.

Fudzilla also reports that AMD is set to lay off more people in the very near future.

AMD could not be reached for comment at press time.

Wanted: An editor for the INQUIRER

We are given to understand that the INQUIRER is looking for an editor.  Ian Williams is moving to take another job, we understand.

We don’t know who the candidates to replace Ian might be. We’d suggest Paul Hales, but he seems to be pre-occupied with some site called Thinq. We’d suggest Mike Magee, but he seems to be pre-occupied with some site called techeye.net and something called tgdaily.com. Maybe Andrew Thomas would make a great editor of the INQUIRER.

Or maybe Theo Valich or Fuad Abazovic, or Charlie Demerjian. Or Nick Farrell.

Mike, according to very reliable sources called Mike,  did offer to buy the INQUIRER back from Incisive Media a while back, but was told in no uncertain terms to get on his bike.

Until a few months ago, he got endless internal emails from Incisive, even though he sold the INQUIRER to VNU several years ago.

The job vacancy is here. Mike has applied.

Donald, where's yer hardware troosers?

Ah well, I’ve done this before and I’ll do it again, I’ll be scunnered if I  don’t and fashed if I do. So Och Aye, TechEye, and let’s get down to it the  noo.

Scott Wasson’s tech site – The Tech Report – has a round up of power supplies  for the true McGeek amongst ye all. The folks look at PSUs from Corsair, from  Enermax, from Seasonic and XFX. They’re all priced a bit similarly, apart from  the Enermax 850W unit, which costs $220. Turn the power on here.

That cheeky wee Bosnian chappie Fuad Abazovic has a wee look at Nvidia‘s Fermi  announcement. We heard from TG Daily only a few weeks back that yields are not  totally brill on the manufacturing front. TG Daily’s piece is here. Charlie, as you’d expect, has something to say about this. The BSON  has something about this as well, but more interestingly to us is a look at  3M’s pocket camera.

There’s a new kid on the block with a familiar name, called thinq.co.uk – no  relation to theinquirer.net, it’s rolling out stuff about the top five netbooks your cash can buy.

And so we get away from the Mike Magee planets and turn our attention to Johan
De Gelas, at Anandtech. Johan really knows his stuff and his piece is about  dynamic power management.

My eyes are getting a wee bit rheumy now I’m in the twilight of my years, but  Over at HardOCP the Kyles of this world have a dekko at AMD’s Radeon HD 5670.  This is a graphics card and even monkeys can install graphics cards, according  to AMD. Hoots! Mon! The Noo!

IT online journalism can't stop begatting

SEFER HA ZOHAR: 12, 1 And lo, Mike Magee and John Lettice begat the Register. And it was good as an email newsletter started in 1994 for some years, although racks of coins did not fall on their heads. And then a Drew Cullen also became a begat, and before we knew where we were, Linus Birtles in 1998 begatted a rack of coins and made it so.

Then there was a parting of the seas and Mike was cast out into the infernal darkness and went and begatted the Inquirer.

And lo,  it was good in the land of milk and honey for five years.

Then Castle Despair put Mike into Black Jail for a full two years and he despaired, not having a multi-coloured cloak to wear. And he left the Castle, laughing all the way to the Bank and not looking back in case he was turned into a veritable Pillar of Salt (POS).  Begorrah. Sod em.

Then Metaplume begatted the IT Examiner and Instant News and Mike was in the Land of Pearls for a year, verily a year, before he was cast back into the veritable Sodom called Oxford, a Vale of Tears for a while.

And then the begatting really really started at Castle Despair. First Fuad Abazovic begatted fudzilla.com and the begatting continued apace. Lo, before you knew where you were, Charlie Demerjian begatted semiaccurate.com and then Theo Valich did a begatting all by himself called the Bright Side of News.

Then Castle Despair begatted Paul Hales onto the street and he thought he’d do a bit of begatting himself. And before Paul Hales begats thinq.co.uk in a few days time, Mike Magee begatted techeye.net.

And lo. The fragmented journalists went a weeping and wailing in their Despair to the advertisers and vendors and a dark cast was put upon them by the Agencies and by the agents.  Now there was much gnashing of teeth but the Vendors, laughing out loud said: “The ball is now in our court.com”. [That’s surely enough begatting? Ed.]