Feeds

Record sales for AMD but analysts disappointed

Chip maker now claims presence in 16 per cent of all PCs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

AMD failed to live up to analysts’ expectations, despite record sales growth during the fourth quarter of its financial year, ending 27 December. Sales were up 16 per cent on the previous quarter to $788.8 million, which was less than the $800 million Wall Street had anticipated. Q4 97 saw AMD record sales of $613.1 million - making Q4 98 an increase of 29 per cent year-on-year. Q4 98 profit stood at $22.3 million, the same quarter last year saw AMD record a loss of $12.3 million. For the full year, AMD saw sales increase by eight per cent to $2.54 billion, which resulted in a net loss of $103.9 million. In 1997 sales were $2.3 billion, with a net loss of $21 million. AMD shipped more than 13.5 million processors from the AMD-K6 family, more than 8.5 million of which were K6-2 chips. The company claims that 16 per cent of all Windows-based PCs contain an AMD chip, with this proportion growing to 38 per cent of sub-$1,000 PCs. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.