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AMD records a loss for the third straight quarter

Earlier this week, DailyTech reported that were things were looking rosy for the Intel folks in Santa Clara, California. The company reported that its profits were up 43 percent on revenues of $10.1 billion USD.

Today, it was AMD's turn to report its Q3 earnings results. AMD recorded revenue of $1.632 billion USD -- this represented an 18 percent increase from Q2 2007. However, AMD reported an operating loss of $226 million USD and a net loss of $396 million USD -- this compares to a $611 million USD net loss for Q1 and a $600 million USD net loss for Q2.

Part of AMD's losses during Q3 can be attributed to its acquisition of ATI Technologies in 2006. The company is still reeling from the purchase and recorded a $78 million USD charge as a result. The ATI-related charge involved costs related to integration and severance packages. Another $42 million USD charge was recorded in relation to Spansion.

On a more positive note, the introduction of ATI's Radeon HD 2000 series GPUs resulted in a 29 percent increase in graphics revenue to $252 million USD. AMD also noted that its Radeon HD 2000 series GPUs are now featured in desktop and notebook systems from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.

During 2007, AMD has racked up enormous debt and experienced losses in every quarter. Former ATI president CEO Dave Orton left in July after successfully leading the charge to integrate the two tech companies. AMD also lost executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard in late November. The following month, AMD vice president of worldwide sales Rick Hegberg packed his bags and headed for the door.

AMD still has room for improvement in the form of its new quad-core 65nm Barcelona architecture. The company launched its Barcelona-based Opteron server processors in early September with speeds up to 2.0GHz. 2.3GHz models are in the pipeline for Q4 2007.

Quad-core desktop Phenom 2.2GHz (Phenom 9500) and 2.4GHz (Phenom 9600) processors will launch late next month, while a 2.6GHz (Phenom 9700) processor will be ready for December. AMD will later tackle the high-end desktop market with the Phenom FX-82 during the first half of 2008.

AMD also threw a bit of a curve ball with the announcement of a triple-core Phenom processor family. The triple-core processors logically fit between AMD's dual-core and quad-core offerings and will bring "true multi-core technology to a broader audience," according to the company.

The next few months won't be easy for AMD, however. Although it has a new CPU architecture on tap, Intel is not standing still. Intel is always one step ahead of AMD when it comes to process technology and its 45nm Penryn-based Xeon processors will launch November 12, while its Penryn-based desktop processors should be available before the end of the year.

In addition, Intel will refresh its 45nm architecture in the summer of 2008 with Nehalem, while a 32nm refresh called Westmere will be in place for 2009.



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Circular reporting
By Justin Case on 10/19/2007 11:45:03 PM , Rating: 2
This article has 17 links to other Dailytech articles and not a single one to AMD's actual press release. Is this a "boost your own Google rankings" thing or something? Or just trying to get people to click on every link, hoping to reach an actual source, while getting more ad impressions?

When you write an article about AMD reporting its results, you don't think a link to the report is perhaps just a little bit relevant?




RE: Circular reporting
By crystal clear on 10/20/2007 5:38:11 AM , Rating: 2
So I gave everybody the links that were missing -

Refer my first comment.

As usual the AMD quote -We are very dissappointed but very encouraged....
By crystal clear on 10/19/07, Rating: 2
By crystal clear on 10/19/2007 11:50:17 AM , Rating: 2

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoo...


RE: Circular reporting
By Justin Case on 10/20/2007 10:36:09 AM , Rating: 1
Great for you. I wasn't complaining that I couldn't find AMD's report, I was complaining about the (lack of) source links in the article.

Unless you're some sort of official "Dailtech article enhancer", your posts (most of which seem to consist on endless quotes from Intel's press releases, plus some pseudo-witty comments about AMD) don't really come into it.


RE: Circular reporting
By crystal clear on 10/20/2007 2:50:37 PM , Rating: 2
"official "Dailytech article enhancer",

Wow what a unique job title indeed-Sorry not conected in anyway to Dailytech.

Yes I frequently add in updates,additional information etc through my comments,which subsequently becomes an article by itself at Dailytech..

Example-

Well get ready for some updating on this-

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs said on Wednesday that outside developers will be allowed to create programs for the iPhone, changing a policy that had angered many.


http://www.dailytech.com/Update+Vive+le+Unlocking+...

subsequently this became an article on D.T.-

Apple Changes Mind About Third Party Support

Another example posted on this thread-
AMD Recommends Rejection of Below-Market “Mini-Tender” Offer from TRC Capital Corporation

Now watch in a few days an article will be posted.

As for links I quote plently of them from AMD to Intel to Apple to Reuters to Arstechnica to Informationweek etc etc

I like your creativity-"official Dailytech article enhancer",unique indeed.

Use this creativity in writing unique software-for the iPhone for example or Nokia.....


RE: Circular reporting
By Justin Case on 10/20/2007 7:27:19 PM , Rating: 1
Are your place's walls covered with mirrors, by any chance?


RE: Circular reporting
By crystal clear on 10/21/2007 6:45:02 AM , Rating: 2
Looks like you completely missed the point.

No point carrying on with this type of conversation.

I am sure,I made myself crystal clear on any doubts you have about me.

No offense meant-regret any misunderstanding.

Have a nice day.


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