AMD chief says Apple will eventually use AMD chipsAdvanced Micro Devices chief executive Hector Ruiz said Wednesday that Apple Computer will eventually use its microprocessors alongside those from Intel.
Ruiz made the comments during a dinner speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, according to Bloomberg.
"Everybody wants choice,'' he said, adding that rival Intel Corp's practices have stifled the PC industry's growth. "Knowing Apple, why would they want to be held hostage like everyone else has been?"
Adding AMD as a supplier would be simple for Apple because the company has already adapted its Mac OS X system software to work on Intel chips, which use the same instruction set as AMD, Ruiz said.
The Sunnyvale, California-based AMD is the world's second-largest chipmaker, behind only Intel.
The two chipmakers have been intertwined in a fierce battle for market share with AMD recently pushing Intel's share of the market to less than 80 percent for the first time in four years.
Apple has declined to comment on the report.
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