AMD has recently reported the financial report for the Q2 year 2010 showing a remarkable revenue growth and comparatively much lower loss compared to the same time period last year. The credit has been set to the robust mobile PC chip sales which did make up for the OEM uptake of its server processors in the quarter.
The company is still expecting to get quality response from the business in the third quarter as well as it is growing its shares in the portable PC market. The mobile device business is on a hike these days and that is the probable reason to AMD earning revenue of $1.65 billion in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the $1.2 billion revenue of AMD in the 2nd quarter in 2009. The current figure shows 40% increment.
In addition to that, the company has encountered a loss of $43 million against its share value that is 6% in proportion while the loss was around $330 million or 43% proportionally an year back. The company is said to be comfortable with the figures that it showed this year compared to the last one.
In 2009, AMD reported around 31% growth in the revenue of the second quarter in the microprocessor and chipset sales that was said to be an all time record of the company. The microprocessor and chipset business did not come up that strong this year and the slow OEM uptake of its processor caused them the loss that they have encountered. The company still has plans to change the vendors for the new Opteron 6000 series of 12 core processors that are code named as Magny-Cours.
The second quarter this year shed all the selling prices, unit sales and revenues in the server business process and all the credit goes to the slow OEM adoption. Intel made the best out of this situation and gained a considerable market in the field over AMD.
Future plans and associations:
AMD did excellent business in the PC arena instead through the second quarter. The most important and the distinct products were the notebook PC ones. The company was expecting to gain an increase of 10-15 % during the second quarter this year compared to the previous one while it witnessed around 15-20% gain that is certainly a great achievement. The company has further plans to expand the share it holds in notebook PC chip business.
The lately launched Fusion Accelerated Processing Units are another of the marvelous product that AMD is relying upon. This technology combines a microprocessor and a graphic processor into a single unit of silicon and will come up as a remarkable achievement in the field of mobile PC computing by the end of this year as reported by AMD officials. There two versions of Fusion APU are code-named as “Ontario” and “Llano” that are based on 40-nanometer and 32-nanometer technologies respectively.
AMD does not target to use this technology into the tablet PC as they consider that tablet PC sales will make no considerable difference to the netbooks and notebooks running in the market. They consider tablet PC to be a market expansion only.