AMD and RMI (Raza Microelectronics) today announced an agreement that solidifies a partnership that the two companies already had in different areas. Under this new protocol, AMD will sell its technology and production of the high-performance Alchemy processor and take a stake in the company specialized in semiconductors.
The two companies had been collaborating for some time, namely in the development of the «Torrenza» platform, recently announced. The acquisition of the production line of the high-performance processor at low consumption, intended mainly for the multimedia area, should now serve as the basis for a closer relationship between the two companies, the statement said.
The production line transition will now begin, but AMD does not anticipate any problems. «RMI is a highly respected company and we think it is in an excellent position to leverage its leadership in MIPS technology and invest in the future development of the Alchemy processor line,» explains Hector Ruiz, AMD CEO, in a statement.
RMI already has on the market several ranges of processors, namely XLR and Orion, used by different manufacturers in embedded communication and network systems.
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