I didn't think it was going to happen but AMD and ATI are merging. The skinny can be found here, here, here, and um here. I have to wonder if this was planned before or after the Core 2 Duo. It seems likely before but it could be a panic reaction.
This article uses a study to point out that currently hybrids are more costly overall than most non-hybrid SUVs, including the dreaded hummer. Using an example such as a Honda Civic hybrid is $3.238 per mile while the hummer costs $1.949 per mile. It's definitely food for thought. Hopefully as hybrids continue to be developed and changed and costs come down the costs per miles will significantly be reduced.