AMD Sees Business Boost After Intel's Sandy Bridge Debacle
In the wake of an embarrassing design flaw concerning Intel's "Sandy Bridge," archrival Advanced Micro Devices took the opportunity to point out that Intel's recent chipset troubles have boosted business at AMD.
Leslie Sobon, AMD vice president of product and platform marketing, told Dow Jones Newswires that PC makers had contacted AMD for their chipsets and guidance following Intel's declaration of a design flaw in a chipset that supports the company's new "Sandy Bridge" processors.
"We have some customers and retailers who have come to us specifically as a result of Intel's chip problem," Sobon told the news organization. "Some retailers have had to take things off their shelves, so they call us to ask what they could get from our OEMs that's similar. And OEMs are asking us for product, as well."
Intel rolled out the Sandy Bridge chips during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, which combine Intel 3D HD graphics capabilities with microprocessors on one 32-nanometer device. Company CEO Paul Otellini predicted the Sandy Bridge platform--which Intel calls the 2nd Generation Core processors--will account for one-third of Intel's 2011 revenue and will generate more than $125 billion in revenue for the PC sector.