Feeds

AMD: very hush hush

Where's Mr Skywalker when you need him?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One Infographic

Reporter's notebook AMD is bigging up its latest graphic card offerings in Tunis, but sadly we cannot reveal any of this until 14 May. What does this leave in terms of what we can report?

Let's just say that so far El Reg has learned, when in Africa, AMD execs tend to let their hair down by belly-dancing with the local, er, belly-dancer and pouring over a very laboured joke about why an 18-25 "girl" is the perfect demographic for AMD's products.

Add to this the lack of working wireless internet connections in the hotel the whole event is being hosted in, and let's just say this will likely be filed to you via an African pigeon. It might get there faster.

Recent news hasn't been too good for the chipmaker which acquired ATI last October.

There's very much a do-or-die feel to this little gathering of hacks, which descended on Tunis to see what AMD has left in the tank, especially after what was a bruising week with profits squeezed and arch-rival Intel seemingly on the march, summoning the world's tech press to Beijing for the Intel Developer Forum.

Days later AMD chose Africa as the continent to launch its latest graphics card.

AMD, Soul-searching, Luke Skywalker stylee? Perhaps... After all, we are just up the road from the now religious pilgrimage that is Tataouine.

But can we feel the force?

Who knows. Anyway, as Shane McGowan would have it, "it's time to stop rambling cos there's work to be done". Oh, and a visit to Medina's market to be had.

More of the same tomorrow, no doubt. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports
Composite vid socket binned as GPIO sprouts new pins
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.