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AMD sells handheld graphics unit to Qualcomm for $64M

Nilay Patel
January 20, 2009
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AMD's been looking to sell off its handheld graphics business since July, and it looks like it's finally found a buyer in Qualcomm. The $65M deal announced today is already approved, and Qualcomm is planning on hiring key design and development people from AMD -- some nice news amid the most recent round of layoffs at the struggling chipmaker. We'll see if this cash infusion helps AMD get back to its feet -- and, on the flipside, if the tech infusion helps Qualcomm actually do something with Snapdragon except demo clunky vaporware prototypes.

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