Feeds

AMD's Q2 revenue forecast slides

The Intel Effect

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Already feeling Intel's heat, AMD today lowered its revenue guidance for the second quarter.

The chipmaker now expects a 9 per cent drop in revenue when comparing second quarter results with those from the first quarter. AMD had been forecasting revenue to come in flat or slightly down.

On the plus side, the second quarter revenue should be up 52 per cent when compared to the same period last year. Strong Opteron sales drove second quarter growth, while mobile and desktop chip sales dropped, AMD said.

The financial world has been abuzz with speculation that Intel's recent introduction of new, more competitive server processors will trigger a price war. Intel had already packed the sales channel full of its previous, underperforming chips. Now, it looks set to battle AMD on the pricing front with better kit in the hopes of offsetting Opteron's recent gains. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Bill Gates, drugs and the internet: Top 10 Larry Ellison quotes
'I certainly never expected to become rich ... this is surreal'
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.