This one comes as a bit of a shocker and with the potential to completely upend the computer chip market. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that longtime rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) plan to team up in an attempt to better compete with Nvidia Corp in the computer chip and graphics card space.
Their plan, according to the report, involves creating a product that would essentially combine the two companies’ technologies. The new product would be a laptop-computer chip with an Intel processor combined with an AMD graphics unit. The new chip would be intended for thin laptops that are capable of running high-end videogames.
This marks the first time AMD and Intel have teamed up on a product since the 1980s.