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AMD Shipped Over 1 Million Fusion APUs

AMD is starting the new year with new (and interim leadership). Last week it announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 of $1.65 billion, net income of $375 million, or $0.50 per share, and operating income of $413 million. For the year ended December 25, 2010, AMD reported revenue of $6.49 billion, net income of $471 million, or $0.64 per share, and operating income of $848 million.

"AMD enters 2011 with significant momentum, amplified by the successful launch of our first Fusion APUs," said Thomas Seifert, CFO and Interim CEO. "I am confident we can drive profitable growth based on the strength of new products we will bring to market. Our customers recognize that Fusion APUs are at the core of delivering the world's most vivid digital experiences."

Arguably the most impressive product out of AMD right now is its Fusion APUs. We've all been accustomed to subpar performance out of netbooks, but AMD is changing that with its Brazos platform. OEMs like what they're seeing and have been integrating the technology into their products – and more than just notebooks.

"Industry momentum for Fusion is strong and growing. OEM adoption of Brazos is excellent. We shipped more than 1 million Brazos platforms in its debut quarter to world class OEMs including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba," said Seifert during the company's fourth quarter-related conference call, according to X-bit labs. "Customers are discovering that Brazos is ideal for more than notebook platforms, earning design wins in everything from tablets to Internet ready set-top-boxes, thin clients and point-of-sale kiosks."

  • elcentral
    fusion is lovely and all but, where is me bulldozer!
    i can almost taste it
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  • thomaseron
    elcentralfusion is lovely and all but, where is me bulldozer! i can almost taste it
    It's on it's way it is. Will be here in June it will. :)
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  • dogman_1234
    Go AMD. I can say that you are another great leader in innovation.
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  • alikum
    otacon72... at which point AMD will still be a generation behind intel. Not saying AMD isn't inventive..fusion is pretty cool...but AMD is forever far behind intel when it comes to anything high end.Let's wait and see before jumping to conclusion. Both are new architectures from ground up and both are 32nm. What generation are you talking about? Or do you know something that we don't? If so, please share.
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  • shadowryche
    I'm interested in getting one of these netbooks, but so far I've only been able to find one through HP. Being that I fix computers for a living, I'd rather not buy from them.
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  • zodiacfml
    for now, i've only seen HP for this. they had to hurry up before Intel makes some drastic price cuts, i also need a netbook.
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  • jrharbort
    A lot of them shipped, but nothing appearing in retail yet. I'm practically shivering in anticipation!
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  • thomaseron
    Darn! Posted to the wrong person twice! How do you edit or remove your posts?
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  • renz496
    9269053 said:
    Darn! Posted to the wrong person twice! How do you edit or remove your posts?

    lol. i see many people still have this problem even TH already tell the people how to do this thing a few times already. just click the link 'read the comments on the forum' so you can edit your post :)
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  • iam2thecrowe
    ah yes, the athlon 64 days were good. if only they marketed their product better.....i still believe the world needs more AMD awareness, people are just suspect when they dont see an intel CPU in a PC. Even if bulldozer is faster than intel's offering when released, they need some serious marketing push when it releases or it will still undersell intel by a large margin.
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