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.

For more, read the eWeek article:

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