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AMD open to building for specific Android products

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AMD open to building for specific Android products
AMD's business plan has always been to have its products directly tied to Windows, but the company has been struggling recently, so it is looking for other opportunities to build processors. The new word is that AMD could potentially jump into the crowded mobile processor space, but the company isn't looking for a market share fight, it wants to be more careful in choosing its path.

Lisa Su, a senior vice president at AMD, told PCWorld
We are very committed to Windows 8 … but we also see a market for Android and Chrome developing as well.


According to a new report, AMD doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of rival Intel and simply build mobile processors in the hopes that they will be picked up by manufacturers. Rather, AMD wants to work with hardware partners on specific projects that will bring its processors to the mobile world. 

AMD has been cutting its workforce recently, which has led to Apple hiring a number of the company's ex-employees. The company has mostly built for Windows computers, but it is also going to be building the processor for the Sony PlayStation 4. This isn't the first time we've heard rumors about AMD going into the mobile space, as we heard back in October that AMD was working on ARM-based chips.

source: PCWorld

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posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:04 3

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Nobody likes your processors AMD because your per core performance is horrible, just stick to graphics unless you fix your cores.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:22 4

2. user996 (Posts: 193; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


lol amd 2 core Cpu can work better than intels atom with 2 physical + 2 logical cores

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:35

4. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


There cpus would be compared to baytrail not atom.

If you want relative performance an fx 8350 8 core amd is slower than a 4 core intel and thats there best chip from there it only gets worse as you go further down into the apus.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:49

7. ZeroCide (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


These can be good for lower end / budget tablets, phones, ect.

posted on 09 Jun 2013, 01:26

11. user996 (Posts: 193; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


really? AMD chips can use their fully potential where intel can't. i have 2630QM i7 in my laptop and in some tasks my friends AMD E300 1.3Ghz dual core handles better than mine for some tasks cpu usage level is same for dual core and 4 physical + 4 logical cores and why?

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:34

6. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Even then Nvidia can outperform them in GPU performance

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 16:29 3

3. ZeroCide (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


If they build x86 CPUs this can be a good this for all mobile platforms and if they Build APUs Thats even better. Their graphic tech is pretty awesome. I'm sure that they can out-perform anything that ARM has.

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 17:26

5. caustictoast (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Just want to point out AMD is also making the processor for the Xbox One and the Wii U, in addition to the PS4

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 19:23

8. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Actually IBM is making the processor for the Wii U

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 18:57

10. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)


AMD is making the GPU, which is a processor

posted on 05 Jun 2013, 21:20

9. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Good to see chip manufacturers now understand the potential market of mobile devices. Welcome to the party AMD.

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