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AMD Discusses Possible PC Roadmaps Till 2011

At its financial analysts’ day event at its California-based headquarters, chip-maker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has let slipped its forthcoming plans through 2011 for a broad range of its products, including servers, desktops, as well as notebooks.

AMD officials Matt Skynner of the graphics division and Chris Cloran of its client division laid out the company’s future roadmaps in a presentation, discussing the company’s strategy to regain some of the market share it lost to Intel.

According to its plans, AMD will keep on bringing its graphics capacities into closer alignments as it is marching closer to unveil its first Fusion processor in the next couple of years or so.

AMD has been pouring in efforts to make the most out of the technology it got from its acquisition of ATI back in 2006, and is all set to launch its first Fusion accelerated processing units (APUs).

The senior VP and general manager for products at AMD, Rick Bergman, asserted that the increasing demand for high-end GPUs in the computing domains have been becoming a trend, and the launch of the new operating systems by both Apple and Microsoft have been tailored with enhanced graphic capabilities.

Incidentally, APUs will hit the shelves in 2011, when the company unveils two of its newly architecture processor cores, codenamed as ‘Bulldozer’ and ‘Bobcat’.

Our Comments

Let's hope that AMD manages to produce a pretty compelling line up for the next few years. AMD shares lept over the past few hours as Intel paid AMD more than $1.25 billion but we're more concerned about how the tiny semiconductor company will perform in 2010 and 2011. We need AMD to be as competitive as possible to keep Intel on its toes.

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