AMD: Computer Sales Slump Not Over

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2009-04-22 Print this article Print

AMD's CEO says computer hardware sales have yet to hit bottom contradicting Intel's CEO's declaration recently that the worst was over. AMD's CEO, speaking during a Q1 earnings conference call, also says that netbooks are driving down average selling prices ASPs.

Computer hardware resellers looking for chipmakers to signal an end to their slumping sales will have to just keep looking.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CEO Dirk Meyer dashed the hopes that Intel had raised last week saying that there's no way that the computer hardware business had hit bottom yet. AMD, like its larger rival Intel, makes the processors that are the brains in PCs, laptops, notebooks, desktops and servers.

Meyer made the comments during a conference call with Wall Street analysts following AMD's release of its Q1 earnings.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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