AMD Outlines Sharpened Focus at 2015 Financial Analyst Day

Next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gies and pro짯ducts desi짯gned to dri짯ve pro짯fi짯ta짯ble growth across gam짯ing, immersi짯ve plat짯forms, and fuel a signi짯fi짯cant return to the dat짯a짯cen짯ter

NEW YORK May 6, 2015 Today, at its 2015 Finan짯cial Ana짯lyst Day taking place at Nasdaq Mar짯ket짯Si짯te, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) pro짯vi짯ded details on the company셲 mul짯ti-year stra짯tegy to dri짯ve pro짯fi짯ta짯ble growth based on deli짯ve짯ring next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gies powe짯ring a broad set of high-per짯for짯mance, dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted pro짯ducts across the key are짯as of gam짯ing, immersi짯ve plat짯forms, and the datacenter.

We see strong long-term growth oppor짯tu짯ni짯ties across a diver짯se set of mar짯kets for the kind of high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯te and visua짯liza짯ti짯on capa짯bi짯li짯ties only AMD can pro짯vi짯de, said AMD Pre짯si짯dent and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. 쏻e are focu짯sing our invest짯ments on our stron짯gest oppor짯tu짯ni짯ties to enable our cus짯to짯mers to crea짯te gre짯at pro짯ducts that push the boun짯da짯ries of what is pos짯si짯ble and allow AMD to achie짯ve pro짯fi짯ta짯ble growth in the years to come.

IP and Core Tech짯no짯lo짯gy Updates

AMD show짯ca짯sed a num짯ber of engi짯nee짯ring inno짯va짯tions at the event, inclu짯ding details on its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on 64-bit x86 and ARM pro짯ces짯sor cores, future gra짯phics cores expec짯ted to deli짯ver a 2x per짯for짯mance-per-watt impro짯ve짯ment com짯pared to cur짯rent gene짯ra짯ti짯on offe짯rings[i], and breakth짯rough modu짯lar design metho짯do짯lo짯gy that redu짯ces sys짯tem-on-chip (SoC) deve짯lo짯p짯ment cos짯ts and acce짯le짯ra짯tes time to market.

Tech짯no짯lo짯gy-rela짯ted announce짯ments included:

  • Deve짯lo짯p짯ment of a brand new x86 pro짯ces짯sor core code짯na짯med 쏾en, expec짯ted to dri짯ve AMD셲 re-ent짯ry into high-per짯for짯mance desk짯top and ser짯ver mar짯kets through impro짯ved ins짯truc짯tions per clock of up to 40 per짯cent, com짯pared to AMD셲 cur짯rent x86 pro짯ces짯sor core. 쏾en will also fea짯ture simul짯ta짯neous mul짯ti-thre짯a짯ding (SMT) for hig짯her through짯put and a new cache subsystem.
  • Updates on the company셲 first cus짯tom 64-bit ARM core, K12 core. The짯se enter짯pri짯se-class 64-bit ARM cores are desi짯gned for effi짯ci짯en짯cy and are ide짯al짯ly sui짯ted for ser짯ver and embedded workloads.
  • AMD셲 plans to extend its gra짯phics tech짯no짯lo짯gy lea짯der짯ship by offe짯ring the first high-per짯for짯mance gra짯phics pro짯ces짯sing unit (GPU) in the indus짯try fea짯turing die sta짯cked High Band짯width Memo짯ry (HBM) using a 2.5D sili짯con inter짯po짯ser design. AMD plans to intro짯du짯ce this inno짯va짯ti짯ve pack짯a짯ging solu짯ti짯on this year with its latest GPU.

In addi짯ti짯on to dis짯cus짯sing soft짯ware, secu짯ri짯ty, and other key plat짯form enablers, AMD high짯ligh짯ted its new high-per짯for짯mance net짯work-on-chip (NoC) tech짯no짯lo짯gy, a modu짯lar design approach that lever짯a짯ges re-usable IP buil짯ding blocks to maxi짯mi짯ze design effi짯ci짯en짯cy. This breakth짯rough design approach is expec짯ted to lower cost and time-to-mar짯ket for both AMD셲 stan짯dard and future semi-cus짯tom products.

We are doubling down on our IP core invest짯ments in ali짯gnment with our tra짯di짯tio짯nal deve짯lo짯p짯ment strengths to address key mar짯ket needs for per짯for짯mance and cus짯to짯mer choice through high-per짯for짯mance, sca짯lable 64-bit x86 and ARM CPU cores and con짯tin짯ued gra짯phics lea짯der짯ship, said Mark Paper짯mas짯ter, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and chief tech짯no짯lo짯gy offi짯cer, AMD. 쏧n addi짯ti짯on, we have built a sys짯tem for modu짯lar design around our new net짯work-on-chip tech짯no짯lo짯gy desi짯gned to sub짯stan짯ti짯al짯ly increase deve짯lo짯p짯ment agility.

Com짯pu짯ting and Gra짯phics Seg짯ment Updates

Addi짯tio짯nal짯ly, AMD announ짯ced updates to its Com짯pu짯ting and Gra짯phics (CG) pro짯duct road짯maps for acce짯le짯ra짯ted pro짯ces짯sing unit (APU), cen짯tral pro짯ces짯sing unit (CPU), and GPU pro짯ducts plan짯ned for intro짯duc짯tion in 2016 and bey짯ond. The upco짯ming pro짯ducts address key cus짯to짯mer prio짯ri짯ties, inclu짯ding increased per짯for짯mance, lon짯ger bat짯tery life, and impro짯ved ener짯gy effi짯ci짯en짯cy. AMD also pro짯vi짯ded fur짯ther details and publicly demons짯tra짯ted its 6th Gene짯ra짯ti짯on A멣eries APU, form짯er짯ly code짯na짯med 쏞ar짯ri짯zo, as well as its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on GPU offe짯rings laun짯ching in the coming months.

AMD셲 updated CG pro짯duct road짯map includes:

  • New AMD FX CPUs based on the 쏾en core and built using Fin짯FET pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy. Fea짯turing high core counts with SMT for high through짯put and DDR4 com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty, the짯se CPUs will share the AM4 socket infra짯struc짯tu짯re with AMD셲 2016 Desk짯top APUs.
  • 7th Gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD APUs will enable a dis짯crete-level GPU gam짯ing expe짯ri짯ence and full HSA per짯for짯mance in the FP4 Ultrath짯in Mobi짯le Infrastructure.
  • Future gene짯ra짯ti짯ons of high-per짯for짯mance GPUs will be based on Fin짯FET pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy, which will con짯tri짯bu짯te to a doubling of per짯for짯mance-per-watt.1 The짯se cut짯ting-edge dis짯crete gra짯phics will include second gene짯ra짯ti짯on HBM technology.

Enter짯pri짯se, Embedded, and Semi-Cus짯tom Seg짯ment Updates

AMD detail짯ed the long-term stra짯tegy for its Enter짯pri짯se, Embedded and Semi-Cus짯tom Busi짯ness Group (EESC) to grow across a num짯ber of high-prio짯ri짯ty mar짯kets based on lever짯aging high-per짯for짯mance CPU and GPU cores that allow cus짯to짯mers to build dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ted solu짯ti짯ons. The near-term will bring con짯tin짯ued focus on enab짯ling sca짯lable, semi-cus짯tom solu짯ti짯ons and growth in the embedded pipe짯line. Loo짯king ahead, next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on 쏾en and K12 cores will bring high per짯for짯mance to the dat짯a짯cen짯ter, a space whe짯re AMD plans to regain share with a port짯fo짯lio that includes x86 and ARM pro짯ces짯sors, increased power effi짯ci짯en짯cy, and a rene짯wed pre짯sence in the high-per짯for짯mance x86 ser짯ver market.

AMD셲 high-per짯for짯mance IP, effi짯ci짯ent modu짯lar design metho짯do짯lo짯gy, and evol짯ved semi-cus짯tom busi짯ness model will fuel strong growth oppor짯tu짯ni짯ties across mul짯ti짯ple mar짯kets, said For짯rest Nor짯rod, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, EESC. 쏧n addi짯ti짯on to dri짯ving sus짯tained growth in our semi-cus짯tom and embedded busi짯nesses, we셱e reaf짯fir짯ming our com짯mit짯ment to high-per짯for짯mance ser짯ver com짯pu짯ting based on our strong set of new pro짯duct offerings.

AMDEESC road짯map details include:

  • Next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on AMD Opte짯ron꽓 pro짯ces짯sors, based on the 쏾en core tar짯ge짯ting main짯stream ser짯vers that will enable a broad spec짯trum of workloads with signi짯fi짯cant increa짯ses in I/O and memo짯ry capacity.
  • Buil짯ding off of the expec짯ted avai짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of 쏶eattle-based sys짯tems later this year, AMD detail짯ed plans for its next-gene짯ra짯ti짯on ARM pro짯ces짯sors fea짯turing the upco짯ming K12 core.
  • AMD also pro짯vi짯ded a glim짯pse into its new high-per짯for짯mance APU tar짯ge짯ting HPC and work짯sta짯tion mar짯kets that is inten짯ded to deli짯ver mas짯si짯ve impro짯ve짯ments to vec짯tor appli짯ca짯ti짯ons with sca짯le-up gra짯phics per짯for짯mance, HSA ena짯blem짯ent, and opti짯mi짯zed memo짯ry architecture.

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Fluc짯tua짯tions in demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts or a mar짯ket decli짯ne in any of the짯se indus짯tries could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD셲 results of ope짯ra짯ti짯ons; AMD셲 abili짯ty to design and intro짯du짯ce new pro짯ducts in a time짯ly man짯ner is depen짯dent upon third-par짯ty intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty; AMD depends on third-par짯ty com짯pa짯nies for the design, manu짯fac짯tu짯re and sup짯p짯ly of mother짯boards, BIOS soft짯ware and other com짯pu짯ter plat짯form com짯pon짯ents to sup짯port its busi짯ness; if AMD loses Micro짯soft Corporation셲 sup짯port for its pro짯ducts or other soft짯ware ven짯dors do not design and deve짯lop soft짯ware to run on AMD셲 pro짯ducts, its abili짯ty to sell AMD pro짯ducts could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; AMD may incur future impairm짯ents of good짯will; uncer짯tain짯ties invol짯ving the orde짯ring and ship짯ment of AMD셲 pro짯ducts could mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affect AMD; AMD셲 reli짯ance on third-par짯ty dis짯tri짯bu짯tors and AIB part짯ners sub짯jects AMD to cer짯tain risks; AMD셲 ina짯bi짯li짯ty to con짯ti짯nue to attract and retain qua짯li짯fied per짯son짯nel may hin짯der its pro짯duct deve짯lo짯p짯ment pro짯grams; in the event of a chan짯ge of con짯trol, AMD may not be able to repurcha짯se  all of the out짯stan짯ding debt as requi짯red by the appli짯ca짯ble inden짯tures and its Secu짯red Revol짯ving Line of Cre짯dit, which would result in a default under the inden짯tures and its Secu짯red Revol짯ving Line of Cre짯dit; the semi짯con짯duc짯tor indus짯try is high짯ly cycli짯cal and has expe짯ri짯en짯ced seve짯re down짯turns that have mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted, and may con짯ti짯nue to mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affect, AMD셲 busi짯ness in the future; AMD셲 busi짯ness is depen짯dent upon the pro짯per func짯tio짯ning of its inter짯nal busi짯ness pro짯ces짯ses and infor짯ma짯ti짯on sys짯tems and modi짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on or inter짯rup짯ti짯on of such sys짯tems may dis짯rupt AMD셲 busi짯ness, pro짯ces짯ses and inter짯nal con짯trols; data brea짯ches and cyber-attacks could com짯pro짯mi짯se AMD셲 intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty or other sen짯si짯ti짯ve infor짯ma짯ti짯on and cau짯se signi짯fi짯cant dama짯ge to AMD셲 busi짯ness and repu짯ta짯ti짯on; AMD셲 ope짯ra짯ting results are sub짯ject to quar짯ter짯ly and sea짯so짯nal sales pat짯terns; if essen짯ti짯al equip짯ment or mate짯ri짯als are not available to manu짯fac짯tu짯re AMD셲 pro짯ducts, AMD could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; if AMD셲 pro짯ducts are not com짯pa짯ti짯ble with some or all indus짯try-stan짯dard soft짯ware and hard짯ware, AMD could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; cos짯ts rela짯ted to defec짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; if AMD fails to main짯tain the effi짯ci짯en짯cy of its sup짯p짯ly chain as it responds to chan짯ges in cus짯to짯mer demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts, AMD셲 busi짯ness could be mate짯ri짯al짯ly adver짯se짯ly affec짯ted; AMD out짯sour짯ces to third par짯ties cer짯tain sup짯p짯ly-chain logi짯stics func짯tions, inclu짯ding por짯ti짯ons of  its pro짯duct dis짯tri짯bu짯ti짯on, trans짯por짯ta짯ti짯on manage짯ment and infor짯ma짯ti짯on tech짯no짯lo짯gy sup짯port ser짯vices; acqui짯si짯ti짯ons could dis짯rupt its busi짯ness, harm its finan짯cial con짯di짯ti짯on and ope짯ra짯ting results or dilute, or adver짯se짯ly affect the pri짯ce of, its com짯mon stock; AMD셲 world짯wi짯de ope짯ra짯ti짯ons are sub짯ject to poli짯ti짯cal, legal and eco짯no짯mic risks and natu짯ral dis짯as짯ters, which could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; world짯wi짯de poli짯ti짯cal con짯di짯ti짯ons may adver짯se짯ly affect demand for AMD셲 pro짯ducts; unfa짯vorable cur짯ren짯cy exch짯an짯ge rate fluc짯tua짯tions could adver짯se짯ly affect AMD; AMD셲 ina짯bi짯li짯ty to effec짯tively con짯trol the sales of its pro짯ducts on the gray mar짯ket could have a mate짯ri짯al adver짯se effect on AMD; if AMD can짯not ade짯qua짯te짯ly pro짯tect its tech짯no짯lo짯gy or other intellec짯tu짯al pro짯per짯ty in the United Sta짯tes and abroad, through patents, copy짯rights, trade secrets, trade짯marks and other mea짯su짯res, AMD may lose a com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve advan짯ta짯ge and incur signi짯fi짯cant expen짯ses; AMD is par짯ty to liti짯ga짯ti짯on and may beco짯me a par짯ty to other claims or liti짯ga짯ti짯on that could cau짯se it to incur sub짯stan짯ti짯al cos짯ts or pay sub짯stan짯ti짯al dama짯ges or pro짯hi짯bits AMD from sel짯ling its pro짯ducts; a varie짯ty of envi짯ron짯men짯tal laws that AMD are sub짯ject to could result in addi짯tio짯nal cos짯ts and lia짯bi짯li짯ties; hig짯her health care cos짯ts and labor cos짯ts could adver짯se짯ly affect AMD셲 busi짯ness; and, AMD셲 busi짯ness is sub짯ject to poten짯ti짯al tax lia짯bi짯li짯ties. 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