AMD, Dell ready to take next step Summary: At the San Francisco event on Oct. 23, AMD's chief executive, Hector Ruiz, got ready to announce the chipmaker's new deal with Dell. Then Michael Dell stepped in. October 23, 2006 -- 17:30 GMT (10:30 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Processors, Dell Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.