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SKYMTL October 19, 2012 08:02 AM

AMD Announces Q3 Results; $157 Million Loss, Layoffs Planned
 
AMD has been struggling as of late and their latest financial results point to a situation that is looking quite bleak, particularly for the APU business.

One of the main challenges faced by technology companies in this day and age is staying profitable, regardless of the marketís troubling waters. While many (including Intel and NVIDIA) have faced declines in their revenue streams, they have come through 2012 largely unscathed due to their relatively large amounts of on-hand cash and their continued strength with OEMs. Unfortunately, the same canít be said for AMD, which, after several restructuring efforts has gone from minor profits to operating losses.


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Squeetard October 19, 2012 08:05 AM

Bulldozer was a massive failure. They better pull up their socks.

CMetaphor October 19, 2012 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 664005)
Bulldozer was a massive failure. They better pull up their socks.

I wouldnt say failure, but it was certainly underwhelming considering the hype before it release. For my part, I still got 2 extra cores and .5ghz more overclock for the same price as the previous generation, so I was happy-ish.

Still need more from them though.

SKYMTL October 19, 2012 08:09 AM

Actually, judging from their results, Llano was a massive failure.

CMetaphor October 19, 2012 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 664008)
Actually, judging from their results, Llano was a massive failure.

Thanks for that positive spin on things... lol

terrybear October 19, 2012 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 664008)
Actually, judging from their results, Llano was a massive failure.

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Originally Posted by CMetaphor (Post 664011)
Thanks for that positive spin on things... lol

Actualy Sky is completely right .... They overestimated & overmanufactored Liano's which for a company tryin to come up positively is a VERY bad thing! Now all they can hope is to sell that remaining inventory below cost & lose on it because the positives that trininty has shown might outway a oem/pc manufacters interest in liano chips ...

While this isnt good ... at the same time its not all bad as this will further emphasize becoming more streamlined .. Given the rumored pricing of the top end piledriver of $199 ... this puts it in the perspective that no matter how much better or worst the cpu is (to some peaples opinion/views) they will be able to make sales on them vs overpricing them & not making any.

MARSTG October 19, 2012 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 664005)
Bulldozer was a massive failure. They better pull up their socks.

I think they are : Vishera is coming in a few days and Steamroller in 6 months. Now, if Vishera is going 15% better at the same power envelope as Zambezi and Steamroller will be 15% better than Vishera, that will be something interesting. Not to mention they will stay on the AM3+ platform, that will be something worth upgrading from Phenom II.

terrybear October 19, 2012 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MARSTG (Post 664142)
I think they are : Vishera is coming in a few days and Steamroller in 6 months. Now, if Vishera is going 15% better at the same power envelope as Zambezi and Steamroller will be 15% better than Vishera, that will be something interesting. Not to mention they will stay on the AM3+ platform, that will be something worth upgrading from Phenom II.

Well I think sky pointed out something simular ..... but yes IF the preformance can go up/thermals & nm's go down in the next year while remaining compatible on AM3+ AMD could be back in the game rather quickly ... :thumb:

geoc October 19, 2012 06:41 PM

In other words, everybody is equally screwed because of the economy. The only difference is that AMD is small, so the financial hit is substantially more damaging compared to Intel where they have enough cash and assets to weather out the storm.

terrybear October 19, 2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by geoc (Post 664195)
In other words, everybody is equally screwed because of the economy. The only difference is that AMD is small, so the financial hit is substantially more damaging compared to Intel where they have enough cash and assets to weather out the storm.

I believe you sir have hit the hammer right on the head !!! :thumb:


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