AMD's Future Includes 'Zen,' ARM, High-Bandwidth Memory

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2015-05-22

At Advanced Micro Devices' recent financial analyst meeting in New York, President and CEO Lisa Su and other executives outlined an ambitious roadmap that they said will return the company to sustained profitability and enable it to be competitive in key growth areas. The effort includes the new "Zen" architecture that will aim for both high-performance PCs and data center servers, new Radeon graphics products and continued development of ARM-based server processors. AMD executives said the three key growth areas are gaming, immersive platforms and the data center, while the company will move away from or avoid other market segments (for example, low-cost PCs). According to Su, the key for AMD is figuring out what it does best, and not worrying about those markets that don't offer a solid return. AMD officials expect to return to profitability in the second half of the year after losses during the first half. This eWEEK slide show touches on some of the highlights from the financial analyst meeting.


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