AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event

During Event Key­notes, Sam­sung Shows Upco­m­ing Line of Free­Sync-Enab­led Ultra High-Defi­ni­ti­on Dis­plays and Cap­com Announ­ces Eva­lua­ti­on of AMD Mant­le API

SINGAPORE — (Mar­ket­wired) — 11/20/14 — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today at its Future of Com­pu­te event announ­ced the intro­duc­tion of the con­su­mer elec­tro­nic industry’s first-ever ultra high-defi­ni­ti­on (UHD) moni­tors to fea­ture its inno­va­ti­ve, open-stan­dards based Free­Sync tech­no­lo­gy. Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen syn­ching tech­no­lo­gy around the world in March 2015, star­ting with the Sam­sung UD590 (23.6‑inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6‑inch, 27-inch and 31.5‑inch models), and even­tual­ly across all of Samsung’s UHD lin­eu­ps. Free­Sync will enab­le dyna­mic refresh rates syn­chro­ni­zed to the frame rate of AMD Rade­on™ gra­phics cards and APUs to maxi­mal­ly redu­ce input laten­cy and redu­ce or ful­ly eli­mi­na­te visu­al defects during gaming and video playback.

We are very plea­sed to adopt AMD Free­Sync tech­no­lo­gy to our 2015 Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Visu­al Dis­play division’s UHD moni­tor road­map, which ful­ly sup­ports open stan­dards,” said Joe Chan, Vice Pre­si­dent of Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Sou­the­ast Asia Head­quar­ters. “With this tech­no­lo­gy, we belie­ve users inclu­ding gamers will be able to enjoy their vide­os and games to be play­ed with smoot­her frame dis­play without stut­te­ring or tea­ring on their monitors.”

In addi­ti­on, Cap­com announ­ced its col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD on the AMD Mant­le API to enhan­ce Capcom’s “Pan­ta-Rhei” engi­ne, enab­ling enhan­ced gaming per­for­mance and visu­al qua­li­ty for upco­m­ing Cap­com game titles.

This will impro­ve the per­for­mance of our ‘Pan­ta-Rhei’ engi­ne, which was ori­gi­nal­ly deve­lo­ped for con­so­le plat­forms,” said Masaru Iju­in, tech­ni­cal direc­tor, Cap­com. “Cap­com is eva­lua­ting AMD’s Mant­le tech­no­lo­gy to help impro­ve the gra­phics pipe­line, and inte­gra­te it into ‘Pan­ta-Rhei’ to pro­vi­de out­stan­ding bene­fits and impres­si­ve per­for­mance for gamers as well as the gaming developers.”

AMD’s Mant­le API tech­no­lo­gy has been adop­ted by major deve­lo­pers inclu­ding Crytek’s CRYENGINE®, DICE’s Frost­Bi­te 3 and Oxide’s Nitrous engine.

Sam­sung and Cap­com are stra­te­gic part­ners in hel­ping us bring our revo­lu­tio­na­ry IP and tech­no­lo­gy to the homes and offices of con­su­mers around the world,” said David Ben­nett, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent, AMD APJ. “As we expand our pro­duct influ­ence in the com­mer­cial sec­tor, we belie­ve open stan­dard tech­no­lo­gies like AMD Free­Sync and soft­ware advan­ce­ments like our Mant­le API will play inte­gral roles in dri­ving the indus­try forward.”

The Future of Com­pu­te event kicked off with the addi­ti­on of the high per­for­mance pro­ces­sor code­n­a­med “Car­ri­zo” and main­stream pro­ces­sor code­n­a­med “Carrizo‑L” SoCs to the company’s mobi­le Acce­le­ra­ted Pro­ces­sing Unit (APU) pro­duct road­map. Desi­gned as com­ple­te solu­ti­ons for con­su­mers loo­king to acce­le­ra­te gaming and pro­duc­ti­vi­ty app­li­ca­ti­ons and enab­le UHD 4K expe­ri­en­ces, the­se latest mobi­le APUs are sche­du­led to ship in 1H 2015, with lap­top and All-in-One sys­tems expec­ted in mar­ket by mid-year 2015.

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Cau­tio­na­ry Statement
This docu­ment con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (“AMD” or the “Com­pa­ny”) inclu­ding, among other things, the fea­tures, func­tio­n­a­li­ty and bene­fits of AMD Free­Sync and Mant­le API; the timing, avai­la­bi­li­ty, fea­tures and func­tio­n­a­li­ty of the AMD “Car­ri­zo” APU, AMD “Carrizo‑L” SoC and AMD “Carrizo”-based note­books, which are made pur­suant to the safe har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act. For­ward-loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by words such as “would,” “may,” “expects,” “belie­ves,” “plans,” “intends,” “pro­jects,” and other terms with simi­lar mea­ning. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this press release are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this press release and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this docu­ment are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this docu­ment and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Risks inclu­de the pos­si­bi­li­ty that Intel Corporation’s pri­cing, mar­ke­ting and reba­ting pro­grams, pro­duct bund­ling, stan­dard set­ting, new pro­duct intro­duc­tions or other acti­vi­ties may nega­tively impact AMD’s plans; that AMD will requi­re addi­tio­nal fun­ding and may be unab­le to rai­se suf­fi­ci­ent capi­tal on favor­able terms, or at all; that cus­to­mers stop buy­ing AMD’s pro­ducts or mate­ri­al­ly redu­ce their ope­ra­ti­ons or demand for AMD’s pro­ducts; that AMD may be unab­le to deve­lop, launch and ramp new pro­ducts and tech­no­lo­gies in the volu­mes that are requi­red by the mar­ket at matu­re yiel­ds on a time­ly basis; that AMD’s third-par­ty found­ry sup­pliers will be unab­le to tran­si­ti­on AMD’s pro­ducts to advan­ced manu­fac­tu­ring pro­cess tech­no­lo­gies in a time­ly and effec­ti­ve way or to manu­fac­tu­re AMD’s pro­ducts on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve pro­cess tech­no­lo­gies; that AMD will be unab­le to obtain suf­fi­ci­ent manu­fac­tu­ring capa­ci­ty or com­pon­ents to meet demand for its pro­ducts or will not ful­ly uti­li­ze its pro­jec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring capa­ci­ty needs at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Inc. (GF) micro­pro­ces­sor manu­fac­tu­ring faci­li­ties; that AMD’s requi­re­ments for wafers will be less than the fixed num­ber of wafers that it agreed to purcha­se from GF or GF encoun­ters pro­blems that signi­fi­cant­ly redu­ce the num­ber of func­tio­n­al die it recei­ves from each wafer; that AMD is unab­le to suc­cess­ful­ly imple­ment its long-term busi­ness stra­te­gy; that the com­ple­ti­on and impact of the 2014 Rest­ruc­tu­ring Plan and AMD’s trans­for­ma­ti­on initia­ti­ves could adver­se­ly affect AMD; that AMD inac­cu­rate­ly esti­ma­tes the quan­ti­ty or type of pro­ducts that its cus­to­mers will want in the future or will ulti­mate­ly end up purcha­sing, resul­ting in excess or obso­le­te inven­to­ry; that AMD is unab­le to mana­ge the risks rela­ted to the use of its third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and add-in-board (AIB) part­ners or offer the appro­pria­te incen­ti­ves to focus them on the sale of AMD’s pro­ducts; that AMD may be unab­le to main­tain the level of invest­ment in rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment that is requi­red to remain com­pe­ti­ti­ve; that the­re may be unex­pec­ted varia­ti­ons in mar­ket growth and demand for AMD’s pro­ducts and tech­no­lo­gies in light of the pro­duct mix that it may have avail­ab­le at any par­ti­cu­lar time; that glo­bal busi­ness and eco­no­mic con­di­ti­ons will not impro­ve or will worsen; that PC mar­ket con­di­ti­ons will not impro­ve or will worsen; that PC mar­ket con­di­ti­ons will not impro­ve or will worsen; that demand for com­pu­ters will be lower than cur­r­ent­ly expec­ted; and the effect of poli­ti­cal or eco­no­mic insta­bi­li­ty, domesti­cal­ly or inter­na­tio­nal­ly, on AMD’s sales or sup­ply chain. Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in the Company’s Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­ted to the Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10‑Q for the quar­ter ended Sep­tem­ber 27, 2014.

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