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AMD to ship 64-bit ARM chips to server makers next year

Agam Shah | Sept. 4, 2013
AMD plans to send them the chips in Q1 2014 for testing.

"As we look forward, there are a number of areas where the same model can work. They are in the area of specialty tablets, living room as we look through how the living room evolves, and specialty server applications," Su said.

But AMD isn't losing sight of the PC market, which continues to be its main revenue driver. The PC market has collapsed as tablet and smartphone adoption grows, but the lines are blurring between hybrids, tablets and laptops, Su said.

The company's latest Temash chips and Kabini chips are making their way to Windows tablets and laptops starting at US$399.

"We continue to believe Windows is very important. It's very capable. Windows 8 is something we are committed to, but we also believe Android is important as well," Su said.

AMD has virtually no market share in tablets, and Su acknowledged that the tablet chip is a work in progress. She also pointed out there's potential to grow in the server and custom-chip markets. After years of losses, the return to profitability in the second quarter was a key step ahead, and the company now has a sustainable business model.

"It's very important for us to continue to execute," Su said.

 

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