AMD and Samsung Announce Strategic Partnership in Ultra Low Power, High Performance Graphics Technologies

Sam­sung to inte­gra­te custom AMD Rade­on™ gra­phics IP into future SoCs for mobi­le app­li­ca­ti­ons

SEOUL, South Korea & SANTA CLARA, Calif. 

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Co., Ltd. today announ­ced a mul­ti-year stra­te­gic part­nership in ultra low power, high per­for­mance mobi­le gra­phics IP based on AMD Rade­on gra­phics tech­no­lo­gies. As part of the part­nership, Sam­sung will licen­se AMD gra­phics IP and will focus on advan­ced gra­phics tech­no­lo­gies and solu­ti­ons that are cri­ti­cal for enhan­cing inno­va­ti­on across mobi­le app­li­ca­ti­ons inclu­ding smart­pho­nes.

 “As we pre­pa­re for dis­rup­ti­ve chan­ges in tech­no­lo­gy and dis­co­ver new oppor­tu­nities, our part­nership with AMD will allow us to bring ground­brea­king gra­phics pro­duc­ts and solu­ti­ons to mar­ket for tomorrow’s mobi­le app­li­ca­ti­ons,” said Inyup Kang, pre­si­dent of Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics’ S.LSI Busi­ness. “We look for­ward to working with AMD to acce­le­ra­te inno­va­tions in mobi­le gra­phics tech­no­lo­gies that will help take future mobi­le com­pu­ting to the next level.”

Adop­ti­on of our Rade­on gra­phics tech­no­lo­gies across the PC, game con­so­le, cloud and HPC mar­kets has grown signi­fi­cant­ly and we are thril­led to now part­ner with indus­try lea­der Sam­sung to acce­le­ra­te gra­phics inno­va­ti­on in the mobi­le mar­ket,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD pre­si­dent and CEO. “This stra­te­gic part­nership will extend the reach of our high-per­for­mance Rade­on gra­phics into the mobi­le mar­ket, signi­fi­cant­ly expan­ding the Rade­on user base and deve­lop­ment eco­sys­tem.”

Key terms of the part­nership inclu­de:

  • AMD will licen­se custom gra­phics IP based on the recent­ly announ­ced, high­ly-scala­b­le RDNA gra­phics archi­tec­tu­re to Sam­sung for use in mobi­le devices, inclu­ding smart­pho­nes, and other pro­duc­ts that com­ple­ment AMD pro­duct offe­rings.
  • Sam­sung will pay AMD tech­no­lo­gy licen­se fees and royal­ties.

About AMD

For 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­li­za­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­duc­ts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­ter pages.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Sam­sung inspi­res the world and shapes the future with trans­for­ma­ti­ve ide­as and tech­no­lo­gies. The com­pa­ny is rede­fi­ning the worlds of TVs, smart­pho­nes, weara­ble devices, tablets, digi­tal app­li­an­ces, net­work sys­tems, and memo­ry, sys­tem LSI, found­ry and LED solu­ti­ons. For the latest news, plea­se visit the Sam­sung News­room at http://news.samsung.com.

FOOTNOTES

Cau­tio­na­ry State­ment  

This press release con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) inclu­ding the AMD’s expec­ted bene­fits from its part­nership with Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Co., Ltd. (Sam­sung); the inte­gra­ti­on of AMD Rade­on gra­phics intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty into future Sam­sung sys­tem-on-chip for mobi­le app­li­ca­ti­ons and expec­ted bene­fits; and the rece­ipt of licen­sing fees and royal­ty pay­ments AMD expec­ts to recei­ve from Sam­sung, which are made pur­suant to the Safe Har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. For­ward-loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by words such as “would,” “intends,” “belie­ves,” “expec­ts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro for­ma,” “esti­ma­tes,” “anti­ci­pa­tes,” or the nega­ti­ve of the­se words and phra­ses, other varia­ti­ons of the­se words and phra­ses or com­pa­ra­ble ter­mi­no­lo­gy. 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. Such state­ments are sub­ject to cer­tain known and unknown risks and uncer­tain­ties, many of which are dif­fi­cult to pre­dict and gene­ral­ly bey­ond AMD’s con­trol, that could cau­se actu­al results and other future events to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from tho­se expres­sed in, or implied or pro­jec­ted by, the for­ward-loo­king infor­ma­ti­on and state­ments. Mate­ri­al fac­tors that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons inclu­de, wit­hout limi­ta­ti­on, the fol­lo­wing: Intel Corporation’s domi­nan­ce of the micropro­ces­sor mar­ket and its aggres­si­ve busi­ness prac­tices may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­pe­te effec­tively; AMD has a wafer sup­ply agree­ment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with obli­ga­ti­ons to purcha­se all of its micropro­ces­sor and APU pro­duct requi­re­ments, and a cer­tain por­ti­on of its GPU pro­duct requi­re­ments, manu­fac­tu­red at pro­cess nodes lar­ger than 7 nano­me­ter from GF with limi­ted excep­ti­ons. If GF is not able to satis­fy AMD’s manu­fac­tu­ring requi­re­ments, AMD’s busi­ness could be adver­se­ly impac­ted; AMD reli­es on third par­ties to manu­fac­tu­re its pro­duc­ts, and if they are unab­le to do so on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies, AMD’s busi­ness could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; fail­u­re to achie­ve expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yields for AMD’s pro­duc­ts could nega­tively impact its finan­ci­al results; the suc­cess of AMD’s busi­ness is depen­dent upon its abi­li­ty to intro­du­ce pro­duc­ts on a time­ly basis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its custo­mers while sup­por­ting and coin­ci­ding with signi­fi­cant indus­try tran­si­ti­ons; if AMD can­not gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing, it may face a cash short­fall and be unab­le to make all of its plan­ned invest­ments in rese­arch and deve­lop­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the loss of a signi­fi­cant custo­mer may have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; AMD’s rece­ipt of reve­nue from its semi-custom SoC pro­duc­ts is depen­dent upon its tech­no­lo­gy being desi­gned into third-par­ty pro­duc­ts and the suc­cess of tho­se pro­duc­ts; glo­bal eco­no­mic and mar­ket uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; AMD’s pro­duc­ts may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty vul­nera­bi­li­ties that could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; IT outa­ges, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks could com­pro­mi­se AMD’s intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty or other sen­si­ti­ve infor­ma­ti­on, be cost­ly to reme­dia­te and cau­se signi­fi­cant dama­ge to its busi­ness, repu­ta­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s ope­ra­ting results are sub­ject to quar­ter­ly and sea­so­nal sales pat­terns; AMD may not be able to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD has a lar­ge amount of indeb­ted­ness which could adver­se­ly affect its finan­ci­al posi­ti­on and pre­vent it from imple­men­ting its stra­te­gy or ful­fil­ling its con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the Secu­red Revol­ving Line of Credit impo­se restric­tions on AMD that may adver­se­ly affect AMD’s abi­li­ty to ope­ra­te its busi­ness; the mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­duc­ts are sold are high­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve; AMD’s world­wi­de ope­ra­ti­ons are sub­ject to poli­ti­cal, legal and eco­no­mic risks and natu­ral dis­as­ters, which could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on it; the con­ver­si­on of the 2.125% Con­ver­ti­ble Seni­or Notes due 2026 may dilu­te the ownership inte­rest of AMD’s exis­ting stock­hol­ders, or may other­wi­se depress the pri­ce of its com­mon stock; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­duc­ts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; the demand for AMD’s pro­duc­ts depends in part on the mar­ket con­di­ti­ons in the indus­tries into which they are sold. Fluc­tua­ti­ons in demand for AMD’s pro­duc­ts or a mar­ket decli­ne in any of the­se indus­tries could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on its results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s abi­li­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­duc­ts in a time­ly man­ner is depen­dent upon third-par­ty intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty; AMD depends on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­ply of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents to sup­port its busi­ness; if AMD loses Micro­soft Corporation’s sup­port for its pro­duc­ts or other soft­ware ven­dors do not design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­duc­ts, its abi­li­ty to sell its pro­duc­ts could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; and AMD’s reli­an­ce on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and add-in-board part­ners sub­jec­ts it to cer­tain risks.  Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in AMD’s Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­ted to AMD’s Quar­ter­ly Report on Form 10-Q for the quar­ter ended March 30, 2019.

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