Feeds

AMD Athlon stormed during Q1 says channel

There are no shortages -- official

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Sales of AMD's Athlon have gone through the roof in Q1 of this year, channel players confirmed today. Steve Clark, marketing director of Microtronica Europe, said sales of the processor, particularly during February, were very strong, accounting for a large percentile rise in microprocessor sales. Microtronica, like AVNet, sells microprocessors from both Intel and AMD. However, said Clark, it was still difficult for the channel to obtain supplies of certain Intel processors, although the position had improved recently. Although it will be some time before official figures on chip market share from the likes of Dataquest and IDC hit the streets, the strength of the Athlon compared to Intel's Coppermine Pentium III technology, was also confirmed by OEMs which sell both x86 flavours. One OEM, who declined to be named, said that it had shipped so many Athlons compared with Pentium IIIs, that it had experienced shortages in the last week or two. It has upped its order for the Athlons, the OEM said. Although this particular UK OEM is part of the Direct Ship programme, and said he had had no problems sourcing Coppermine chips from Intel, customer demand for AMD's processor was strong. Another Intel-AMD distributor, based in Europe, said that although supply was tight on the lower end of the Athlon range because it was being phased out, when you disassembled the cartridge on 500MHz and 550MHz processors they showed clock speeds of 600MHz and above. A senior AMD executive confirmed that his company was able to fulfil any orders it received. Richard Baker, European marketing director at AMD, said it had experienced no problems whatever fulfilling orders. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?
Compulsory code schools, luvvies love it, but what about Maths and Physics?
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Lords take revenge on REVENGE PORN publishers
Jilted Johns and Jennies with busy fingers face two years inside
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook
New iPhone biz baron points to Apple's (his) greatest successes
Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz
Start hoarding cleaning supplies, analyst firm says, and assume your team will scatter
Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech
UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
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.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.