InfoWorld: Rollins reiterates AMD's role in Dell's future

Summary:For the second time in a week, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has gone on record as saying that the company will very likely offer AMD-based products. Last week, at Forrester Research's Executive Strategy Forum, Rollins said "We believe there will come a time when we use AMD products, too.

For the second time in a week, Dell CEO Kevin Rollins has gone on record as saying that the company will very likely offer AMD-based products. Last week, at Forrester Research's Executive Strategy Forum, Rollins said "We believe there will come a time when we use AMD products, too." Then yesterday, in an interview with InfoWorld editors, Rollins said "My guess is we're going to want to add that [AMD] product line in the future."

Rollins' comments come in stark contrast to statements he made just two weeks ago. In an interview with News.com editors, Rollins characterized a Dell/AMD deal as a non-starter saying "Could I do it? Yeah, but why?" So, what happened in the last two weeks that might have led to Dell's change of heart?

Suggesting that concerns regarding production capacity were an issue for Dell when it came to AMD for desktop systems, Dell spokesperson Wendy Giever told me that "AMD's lack of

Topics: Dell

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