AMD’s outlook statements are based on current expectations of its
continuing operations. The following statements are forward looking, and
actual results could differ materially depending on market conditions
and the factors set forth under “Cautionary Statement” below.
In light of the current macroeconomic conditions, very limited
visibility and continued corrections in the supply chain, AMD expects
first quarter 2009 revenue to decrease from the fourth quarter 2008.
The formation of ‘The Foundry Company’ remains on track to close in
February. AMD and the
Technology Investment Company (ATIC) obtained clearance from the
on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS")
regarding the creation of “
Foundry Company”. In addition, the Empire State Development
Corporation and the New York Public Authorities Control Board approved
the transfer of development incentives from AMD to “The Foundry
AMD announced the widespread availability and broad
and system builder support for its
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor. HP, Dell, IBM and Sun
Microsystems introduced more than a dozen new systems designed to take
advantage of the new Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor’s
virtualization performance, energy-efficiency and platform stability.
Additionally, Microsoft® selected the new AMD processor for
Azure™ cloud computing service.
Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor-based servers captured the top
VMmark virtualization performance scores for 2-, 4- and 8-socket
servers while two-socket servers based on the new processor have
achieved the four highest SPECweb2005 scores. SPECweb2005 is a
leading performance indicator for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing
AMD Opteron processors now help drive seven of the Top 10
supercomputer systems in the world, including “
the first ever wholly x86-based supercomputer to achieve the petaflop
AMD announced the availability of the AMD platform for ultrathin
notebooks, codenamed “
based on the new A
Athlon™ Neo processor, ATI Radeon™ X1250 integrated graphics and
optional ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3410 discrete graphics. The first
product offering based on the Yukon platform will be the
Pavilion dv2 Entertainment Notebook PC, which was named “Best
Notebook of CES” by Laptop magazine and is expected to be available in
AMD launched the “Dragon” platform for desktop PCs, featuring the new
Phenom™ II X4 processor. HP, Dell and Alienware plan to offer
desktop systems based on the Dragon platform in the first quarter.
AMD continued to strengthen its leading-edge mobile graphics
portfolio, with the introduction of the
Mobility Radeon 4000, the world’s first TeraFLOPS class visual
compute power in a notebook. Asus, MSI and Toshiba all introduced new
ATI Mobility Radeon 4000-powered laptops. Additionally,
and OCZ both released notebooks utilizing AMD’s
configurations based on the
Radeon HD 3800 series.
Radeon™ HD 4800 series with the launch of the
Radeon HD 4830, which delivers exceptional game performance and is
designed for an expanded PC gaming market segment.
AMD announced plans to create, in partnership with OTOY, the “
Fusion Render Cloud”, a petaFLOPS-class supercomputer designed to
process and electronically
HD video and gaming content to thin clients and handheld devices
via HTML browsers when completed in the second half of 2009.
As part of the Company’s strategy to focus on x86 computing and
graphics technologies, AMD
the sale of its Digital TV (DTV) processor business to Broadcom
Corporation for $141.5 million in cash and the
of technology assets, intellectual property and resources that
formed the basis of its Handheld business to Qualcomm for $65 million