http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060724/ap_on_hi_te/amd_acquisition_1 This move makes absolutely no sense to me. They're alienating nvidia, one of their closest business partners. Yea, sure, they want their own chipset... But the nforce is a very powerful and stable platform, and has served them well in the past. About the only thing I can see to gain is a small increase in laptop marketshare, as vendors can get a more complete solution directly from AMD. I don't see the benefits as being anywhere close to outweighing the negative sides of alienating a long time partner, and spending that much money to buy the company.