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Rival Broadcom picks up loss-making division

AMD sells TV chips

AMD has sold its digital television chip business, acquired in its 2006 buyout of ATI.

Broadcom is a logical buyer as it has become one of the leading players in digital TV, and will pay $193 million (£105 million) for the division, which has been operating at a loss.

The sale is part of AMD’s strategy to focus on its core business – the PC microprocessor market.

The firm has recently seen share prices drop following seven consecutive loss-making quarter. Former CEO Hector Ruiz was replaced last month by COO Dirk Meyer.

After the announcement, AMD saw its shares rise by three per cent in midday trading.

Link: FT

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