Governing Bodies Clear AMD, ATI Merger

(September 7, 2006) SUNNYVALE, CA and MARKHAM, Ontario &#151 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and ATI Technologies, Inc., cleared certain merger control conditions related to AMD acquiring ATI. The waiting period specified under an amended Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 expired, moving the companies closer to a merger. The Commissioner of Competition for Canada issued an advance ruling certificate connected to the proposal; the German Federal Cartel Office similarly cleared the transaction.


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