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AMD retools laptop chip strategy to challenge Intel's dominance

Advanced Micro Devices wants its chips in more laptops, and is devising a new strategy to reverse a free fall it has endured in the PC market over the last few years. AMD hopes to put its upcoming Carrizo chips in more laptops through a new chip and components… easier to plug any Carrizo chip into any laptop, regardless of size or price.AMD will supply just one… Jason Banta, director of product management for client solutions at AMD.AMD's chips typically go into…
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AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

Advanced Micro Devices' interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances. AMD is assigning more resources to products that can help the company make money… makers are minuscule, said Kevin Lensing, senior director for mobility solutions at AMD."We're evaluating… concentrated around Apple, Samsung and low-cost Chinese tablet makers whose products do not play to AMD
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Desktop virtualisation with Dell Wyse and AMD

AMD Accelerated Processing Units provide Dell Cloud Client Computing with the flexibility to create scalable, low-cost and feature-rich products, while driving energy conservation into their systems. AMD Accelerated Processing Units provide Dell Cloud Client Computing with the flexibility to create…
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Move to desktop virtualization with Dell Wyse and AMD

AMD’s Accelerated Processing Units provide Dell Wyse thin clients with the flexibility to create scalable, low-cost, and feature-rich desktop virtualisation solutions – enabling end users whilst driving energy consumption down. Download this white paper to discover how you can help your organisation provide faster, high-definition video and graphics overlays, an enhanced Internet experience, widely scalable platform performance, and industry-leading display support. AMD’s Accelerated Processing Units provide Dell Wyse thin clients with the flexibility to… , widely scalable platform performance, and industry-leading display support. AMD and Dell cloud client… -rich products. AMD£I Learn more. Here: mall footprint low-power, raphics-rich Embedded solutions MD has an…
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Chipmaker AMD will cut staff by 7 percent

AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide headcount by about 7 percent in a restructuring plan it hopes will put it on the path to improved profits. AMD's layoff news comes just a week after Lisa Su took over as CEO… AMD's new chief is making her mark quickly: By the end of 2014, the chipmaker will cut worldwide… .The layoffs will start immediately, and come just a week after AMD appointed former chief operating officer…
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AMD replaces CEO with chip veteran Su, surprising analysts

Advanced Micro Devices has a new CEO, Lisa Su, who will now try to stabilize a company that's attempting to diversify into new markets outside PCs and servers. chief operating officer in June.AMD has struggled financially in recent years but has had some bright… around ARM processors. AMD is also making custom chips for clients as it tries to reduce its reliance on… brought a level of stability to AMD since he was appointed CEO in 2011, with the company having a few…
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AMD hires former Dell executive Norrod to run server, custom chip businesses

The leadership shakeup at Advanced Micro Devices continued on Monday with the company appointing Forrest Norrod, formerly from Dell, to run its server and custom chip businesses. of custom and embedded chips, which are growing businesses for AMD.He is filling a position formerly… business groups at AMD, the other being the Computing and Graphics group, which deals in PC and graphics… chips. The EESC group is gaining more importance as AMD tries to diversify beyond the PC market, which…
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AMD mulls custom ARM 64-bit server chips

Advanced Micro Devices may be willing to make custom ARM server chips for customers, much like it made custom chips for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game consoles. AMD said it will customize 64-bit ARM server chips for customers, but first needs to see how the… in using the low-power processors for Web-hosting and cloud applications. AMD's ARM server chips… traditional high-end... database type workloads."No 64-bit ARM servers have shipped yet, but AMD said its…
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AMD set to start selling SSDs for gamers

Information leaked from an AMD site in China shows the company plans to release a series of solid-state drives for gamers and professionals later this year. The drives will have a top speed of 550MB/s, AMD says… AMD plans to throw its hat into the solid-state drive (SSD) arena and compete against Intel… an AMD educational website in China and reported by KitGuru.com shows AMD plans to release a series…
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Small footprint, low-power, graphic-rich embedded solutions meet the needs of thin client market

AMD has an extensive history of leadership in the thin client market, offering solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provide reduced operating costs and power consumption, higher durability and increased longevity over personal computers. Download this white paper to discover how you can improve data transfer rates, and realise space savings on the motherboard, allowing for the creation of smaller, more powerful devices. AMD has an extensive history of leadership in the thin client market, offering solutions for… Solutions Meet the Needs of Thin Client Market AMD has an extensive history of leadership in the thin client… costs and power consumption, higher durability and increased longevity over personal computers. AMD
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AMD's Kaveri processors coming to smaller, cheaper desktops

Advanced Micro Devices wants to help gamers build cheaper, smaller desktops through new processors the company started shipping on Thursday AMD's new chips will bring console-style gaming to small desktops… the company started shipping on ThursdayAMD's A10, A8 and A6 chips -- code-named Kaveri -- are… targeted at small-form factor and even larger desktops starting at US$399, said Adam Kozak, AMD's desktop…
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AMD's new eight-core FX chips based on aging Piledriver architecture

Advanced Micro Devices is targeting mid-range desktops with its latest high-end FX chips based on the Piledriver architecture. AMD aims new eight-core FX chips at PCs from under $1,000 to $1,500… ,500.FX chips are AMD's highest performing processors and are popular with gamers who overclock their… AMD.The fastest of the new processors is the $199.99 FX-8370, which has a maximum clock speed of 4…
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AMD restructures product groups, promotes two executives

Advanced Micro Devices has combined product groups and promoted two executives for the next phase of its planned multiple-year strategy to maintain profitability. AMD's chief sales officer, Byrne will also begin his new job July 1.The restructuring effectively… reduces focus on AMD's foundry operations, which became important following chip delays and manufacturing… issues in 2010 and 2011. After selling its foundry operations to GlobalFoundries in 2009, AMD hired a…
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Dell Wyse thin client all-in-one 5212

The new Dell Wyse 5212 all-in-one is powerful yet stylish, featuring Dell Wyse ThinOS - the ultra-secure, high performance operating system that greatly simplifies IT management. It is the most secure all-in-one on the planet and delivers an excellent virtual desktop experience, with extreme ease of use and management, integrating a stylish integrated thin client and 21.5” display. Processor/Chi pset AMD G-Series T48E Dual Core 1.4GHz Display 54.61 cm (21.5 inches) / Full HD 1920 x 1080…
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PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings

A rebound in the PC market aided Intel's earnings earlier this week, but did not help rival Advanced Micro Devices, which recorded a net loss for the second quarter, even as a shift in its business focus to graphics cards and custom chips boosted revenue. AMD reports a net loss of $36 million for the second quarter, but that's an improvement… focus to graphics cards and custom chips boosted revenue.AMD reported a net loss of US$36 million, an… drop in processor shipments, AMD said in a statement.However, AMD's overall quarterly revenue grew…
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