Happy timesAMD reported on financial performance for Q2 2010 last Friday. Talking openly about upcoming platforms, known to the world as Fusion, the company inevitably spent a little time in getting investors up to speed on recent developments.
Noting that the graphics segment revenue was up eight per cent sequentially and a huge 87 per cent year-on-year, AMD divulged that it had shipped more than 16 million Radeon HD 5000 GPUs since the launch nine months' ago.
Tellingly, AMD CEO, Dirk Meyer, confirmed that the next iteration of DX11 GPU hardware would be introduced later on this year: "In the second half of the year, we expect GPU demand to remain healthy and supply constraints to ease. We remain on track to bolster our GPU leadership with the introduction of our second generation DX11 graphics products, later this year."
Helping boost Q2 2010 revenue to $1.65bn, up from $1.18bn a year ago, and contributing to a 45 per cent gross margin - compared with 67 per cent for Intel during the same period - the outlook for the technology sector is certainly a lot rosier than a year ago.
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