June 13th, 2012, 11:14 AM

AMD and ARM Partner for Hardware Level Security Initiative

Speculation was put to rest this morning about AMD’s plans for licensing 3rd party intellectual property when the company announced it was joining forces with ARM to integrate its TrustZone technology into future APUs. ARM’s TrustZone technology will be integrated via the inclusion of an ARM Cortex-A5 processor on AMD’s Fusion APUs from 2013 forward. [...]

June 12th, 2012, 8:15 PM

AMD Claims No Delay With Desktop Trinity

AMD contacted Hardware Canucks today to clarify some details about the availability of its desktop Trinity APU. AMD claims that desktop Trinity is on schedule. “AMD is focused on OEM systems as part of our initial rollout of Trinity APUs. We expect to start shipping Trinity APUs into the component channel starting in the second half of [...]

June 7th, 2012, 11:03 PM

Desktop Trinity a No-Show at Computex 2012

As predicted by numerous industry pundits, due to delays the desktop version of AMD’s Trinity APU is a no-show at Computex. Originally projected for an August launch, the desktop version of Trinity is now expected in September-October. SemiAccurate’s Charlie Demerjian first reported on the delay in early June, followed by TechEye. Benchmarks done to date indicate that [...]

June 6th, 2012, 12:49 PM

AMD Launches Brazos 2.0

Welcoming the world to the “age of acceleration”, AMD launched its new E-series APU – known as Brazos 2.0 – at a press conference at Computex hosted by CEO Rory Read and AMD’s general manager of global business units Lisa Su. “In 2011, we showed the industry you could get discrete-level GPU power in a [...]

May 18th, 2012, 12:03 AM

Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in environmentally irresponsible ways, such as in China, or [...]

May 4th, 2012, 11:12 AM

AMD Picks Former Dell CMO as New VP Marketing

AMD announced today that it had appointed the former Chief Marketing Officer of Dell, Colette LaForce, to helm its marketing operations and serve as a Senior Vice President. The position of Chief Marketing Officer has been vacant since December, when former CMO Nigel Dessau left the company. It is unclear whether Mr. Dessau left AMD [...]

April 30th, 2012, 1:33 AM

In the Wake of Ivy Bridge, AMD Slashes Prices

In the wake of the release of Intel’s Ivy Bridge family of chips, AMD has slashed prices on its APUs by an average of 15-20%. This follows a pattern of GPU price-cutting by AMD, which Hardware Canucks first reported on in mid April. As first reported by CPU World, the prices of AMD A-Series APUs [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:56 PM

Trinity and Brazos are on Their Way

Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform will have some competition this quarter, as AMD has announced their Trinity and Brazos APUs are now being shipped to manufacturers and distributers. AMD made this announcement in a quarterly earnings call Thursday afternoon, and a blog post made late that evening. AMD’s new Trinity chips, the successor to Llano, will [...]

April 19th, 2012, 3:03 PM

AMD’s First Quarter Results Beat Expectations

The results from this past quarter could be the first sign that AMD’s new CEO’s plan of management reorganization and shedding its chip fabrication plants is paying off. While posting a loss of $592 million in Q1, the company did enjoy higher than expected revenue due to increased operating income. “AMD delivered solid results in [...]

April 17th, 2012, 11:23 AM

AMD to Power TELUS’ New Virtual Private Cloud

AMD today announced that TELUS has chosen AMD Opteron processors to power its latest offering, the TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud. The TELUS AgilIT Virtual Private Cloud, announced today, offers AMDs’ immense processing capabilities at outstanding power/performance per-dollar. TELUS chose AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors as well as the new AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors, which are based on [...]