10 Things AMD Needs to Fix Now - Develop an Alternative to Intels Atom

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2008-04-24 Print this article Print

Develop an Alternative

to Intel's Atom

AMD remains silent on the low-cost PC front that Intel has tackled with its new, low-watt Atom processors. If Intel is correct, this market for low-cost notebooks alone could be worth about $10 billion. AMD should be grabbing at the market, too. One option involves the company's low-volt Geode processors, which would make a good fit but would need technical adjustments to deliver the performance needed for the latest PCs and Internet devices.


AMD reported its sixth straight quarterly loss April 17 and continued 2008 on a sour note, but management promises the company will turn things around-


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