Global HQ: Sunnyvale, California, US Website: www.amd.com
Global leader: Dirk Meyer, president and CEO
Local leader: Brian Slattery, country manager, ANZ
Core activity: Microprocessor, integrated chip, PC motherboard, graphic chip design and manufacturing
Revenue: US$5.4 billion (FY2009, ended December 26)
Key customers: Microsoft, HP, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony
AMD has added Sony as a customer for its microprocessors, and other customers expanded their line-ups of PCs with AMD processors. Makers such as Hewlett-Packard, Acer and Lenovo incorporated a larger mix of AMD chips into their laptops and desktops during the quarter.
New chips during the quarter, included its first triple-core and quad-core laptop processors, part of a new Phenom II line. The company also announced new low-voltage Athlon II Neo and Turion II Neo processors for ultrathin laptops.
In a move to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, AMD joined rival Intel’s efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS. Jack Loo and Agam Shah, IDGNS
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