AMD has hired a former Dell senior executive to lead the chipmaker’s push into microservers.
AMD said that Forrest Norrod will be senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s enterprise, embedded and semi-custom business group and report to Chief Executive Lisa Su. more»
Nvidia is ahead of AMD on the graphics front and it won’t be until next year that the Sunnyvale firm catches up.
That’s according to financial analyst Sean Chandler, who works for Seeking Alpha.
He said in a note to his clients that the Nvidia “Maxwell” architecture has put AMD under heavy pressure in the consumer graphics arena. more»
The surprise exit of Rory Read as CEO of AMD appears to have been explained as the company reported a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter and announced job cuts.
Read cleaned out his desk, handed over the keys to the executive drinks cabinet and his special poisoned chalice, to Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su this week. more»
Just one week and a day after assuming her new roll as AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced a reduction in force amounting to seven percent of the AMD’s current workforce of 10,149 employees.
The fallowing of ~700 people follows two rounds of layoffs under Rory Read’s three year tenure. more»
Assassin’s Creed Unity senior producer Vincent Pontbriand has waded into AMD’s console performance saying that his new game’s 900p frame rate and 30 fps target on consoles is a result of weak CPU performance.
He said that while the GPUs on the machines are really powerful and the graphics look good, the game was technically CPU-bound and the CPU has to process the AI, the number of NPCs we have on screen. more»
Chipmaker AMD has announced that its Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su will replace Rory Read as chief executive officer.
Read has been doing the job for three years and analysts do not seem sad to see him go, they are only concerned about the timing. more»
AMD has been making a big noise about its Kaveri chip range of Mobile APUs and we got a look at what it could do to Acer E5-551 15.6 laptop.
AMD A-Series APU family, codenamed Kaveri, is starting to pop up in systems from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. more»
AMD has signed a deal with Synopsys, which gives it access to a range of designs and intellectual property on advanced 16nm/14nm and 10nm FinFET process technologies.
According to Kitguru, AMD will give Synopsys IP and engineering resources.
AMD gets interface, memory compiler, logic library and analogue intellectual property from Synopsys and will use it to develop future generations of chips to be made using 14nm/16nm as well as 10nm FinFET manufacturing processes. more»
Mystery surrounds the launch of a new AMD product this week, with pundits suggesting that it might be a new GPU.
AMD released a GPU related teaser comes a day after NVIDIA showed off its new Maxwell graphics card which include the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. more»
The CEO of AMD, Rory Read spoke at a Deutsche Bank tech conference earlier this week and the transcript makes interesting reading.
He’s pretty clear that AMD needs to diversify and to move to more profitable businesses, such as Pro Graphics. more»
Four disruptive forces are set to change the face of the data centre by 2016.
That’s according to market research firm Gartner, which estimates that although the data centre market seems poised for growth, existing assumptions will be challenged.
Vendors like the 50 percent or more gross margins in storage and networking hardware and software but one vendor might decide to slash its margins, so forcing a price war in the data centre industry. more»
The major battle in the server space planned for next year may be only a minor skirmish with the usual suspects winning.
Intel needs to see off the expected competition from ARM and is going to chuck a lot more cash in the area to keep its position as market leader. more»
AMD appears to have been going on a campaign of price cutting to take out Intel’s Core i5 “Devil’s Canyon”.
According to Xbit Labs, Intel wants to cut prices of its AMD FX-9000 “Centurion” microprocessors in a bid to make them more competitive “Devil’s Canyon” and several other chips from its rival. more»
AMD announced a new technology partnership with OCZ to build AMD Radeon branded Solid State Drives (SSDs).
Starting today, users can buy the AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB or 480GB capacities online retailers.
The AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs are designed for gamers looking to upgrade their system’s overall responsiveness with something a little cheaper. more»
AMD’s results have revealed a weakness in the outfit’s bread and butter lower end chips which is being exploited by Intel.
Intel’s Atom Bay Trail is taking notebook share from AMD and consumer-notebooks do not appear to be making up the missing cash. more»