January 4, 2006 |
Rambus Inc. said Advanced Micro Devices Inc. would pay $75 million to license its patents. Rambus shares rose 12%. The five-year contract covers patents used to increase the connection speed of computer chips and in the design of controllers and high-speed memory, Los Altos, Calif.-based Rambus said. The agreement is a sign that Rambus, after years of court battles, is making progress generating sales to expand its product lines. Shares of Rambus rose $2.01 to $18.20. Shares of Sunnyvale, Calif.
October 12, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose 73% because of sales of chips used in laptop and server computers. Net income rose to $76 million, or 18 cents a share, from $43.85 million, or 12 cents, a year ago, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. Sales in the quarter ended Sept. 25 increased 23% to $1.52 billion from $1.24 billion. AMD, the No.
September 2, 2005 |
The chips are down in Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corp. Two months after AMD sued its Bay Area archrival, Intel on Thursday fired back with a blistering response that claims AMD's own stumbles in marketing and technology are to blame for its small share of the global market for computer chips.
July 19, 2005 |
Four of the world's largest computer chip makers and New York state said Monday that they would spend $600 million over the next five years on a research, education and economic development project focused on creating the next generation of computer microchips while limiting costs. The project will get $200 million in funding and equipment from Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
July 14, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s second-quarter profit on Wednesday fell 65% but beat Wall Street expectations as the chip maker reported record microprocessor sales. AMD said processor sales rose 38% from a year earlier, while revenue at its division that makes flash memory for cellular phones and other devices slumped 31%. AMD plans to spin off the flash memory business in a public offering. For the period ended June 26, AMD earned $11.3 million, or 3 cents a share, on sales of $1.26 billion.
June 29, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. sued archrival Intel Corp., accusing the world's largest chip maker of bullying computer companies and employing other illegal tactics to gain a stranglehold on the world semiconductor market. The 48-page antitrust lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware late Monday claims that Intel uses discounts, kickbacks and threats of cutting off business to maintain its 80% share of the $28-billion computer processor market.
June 28, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Monday unveiled its most expensive consumer processor, a $1,031 chip for video game enthusiasts that highlights AMD's new plan to market itself as a technology leader, not a cheap alternative to rival Intel Corp. The chip, called the Athlon 64 FX-57, costs more than what many people pay for an entire personal computer. Gamers, looking for ever more detailed graphics and speed, tend to spend freely on the cutting-edge technology.
May 31, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is set to launch its first PC microprocessors with two computing engines on a single chip today, expanding its product line with a technology that is expected to be a major driver of personal computer performance for years to come. The four dual-core chips to be unveiled at the Computex trade show in Taiwan are targeted at high-end personal computers used for advanced tasks such as creating or editing digital media. In April, Sunnyvale, Calif.
April 21, 2005 |
Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. this week begin a new round in their fight to be first with cutting-edge technology: Both companies are introducing dual-core microprocessors that can crunch data faster than traditional chips. AMD is expected today to announce its dual-core chips for server computers, which run large corporate computer systems. Intel on Monday introduced dual-core Pentium desktop chips.
April 14, 2005 |
Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the world's No. 2 computer chip maker, said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter and would spin off its memory chip business to focus on higher-profit processors. Weak pricing for memory chips led Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD to record a loss of $17.4 million, or 4 cents a share, in the quarter, contrasted with a profit of $45.1 million, or 12 cents, a year earlier. Revenue was $1.23 billion, virtually flat compared with $1.24 billion last year.