California based chip maker AMD has announced that its Llano series APUs have already started shipping.
This is the first time AMD has come up with with its own 32nm processors. The production units are expected to be available for vendors very soon.
"Customers are very excited about Llano coming to market and we will look forward to seeing our Llano-based systems in the market this quarter," the interim CEO of the company, Thomas Siefert, said in a statement.
On being asked further, he expressed his ignorance regarding the exact schedules, though Siefert added that the first Llano products are likely to be available in the market by the end of Q2. Other such details, according to him, fall under the domain of their OEM partners.
Llano-based processors are expected to face very stiff competition from Intel’s Sandy Bridge in the mid-ranged PC processor market.
However, with the introduction of powerful graphics capabilities, along with K10.5+ core architecture, AMD is optimistic about the product doing better than just okay in the mid-ranged market.
Phil Hughs, the senior AMD PR representative posted a photograph of all the staff assembled on the official AMD blog to mark of their wonderful achievement.