AMD To Ship ‘Modest Amount’ of ARM-based Server Chips in Q4 2015
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) chief executive Dr. Lisa Su has stated that reception of ARM-based server chips have been slower than expected from owners of data centers and server farms.
It seems that while keeping this aspect in view, AMD decided to delay its own version of ARM based processors, called Opteron, till the fourth quarter of this year. The company ARM and its architecture dominates smartphone and tablet electronic devices, but it is having a difficult time penetrating the multi-billion dollar server and networking market.
Lisa Su suggests that AMD will continue to keep the Intel-based x86 processors as the mainstay for server-based computers, but does expect to see ‘modest product shipments’ of its Opteron processors – codenamed ‘Seattle’ – during the fourth quarter of this year.
The CEO further stated that AMD views ARM-based server chips as a ‘long-term bet’ and will continue their efforts in a complimentary way.
AMD has already reported losses in the third quarter this year, and is further expected to experience losses of 10 percent in the fourth quarter (plus/minus 3 percent).