AMD Q3 Revenue Up 13% Sequentially

Strong 13% quarter-over-quarter revenue growth $65 million inventory write-down primarily of older-generation APUs Announced corporate restructuring plan to further reduce operating expenses Announcing a definitive agreement for Assembly, Test, Mark and Pack (ATMP) manufacturing joint venture AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced revenue for the third quarter of 2015 of $1.06 billion, operating loss of $158 million, and…

AMD, Nantong Fujitsu Form Joint Venture

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Co., Ltd (NFME) (SZSE: TFWD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture combining AMD’s high-volume assembly, test, mark, and pack (ATMP) facilities and experienced workforce in Penang, Malaysia and Suzhou, China with NFME’s established outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) expertise. Upon close, the new…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…

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It’s Official: Amazon is Selling Components

The announcement heralds “convenience, business-only selection and pricing and free two-day shipping.” “Catalog distributor” you say? Nope.  Amazon.com/business, which was announced today. In many ways, it’s the distribution industry’s worst nightmare. To date, the esoteric, complex and often-expensive electronics components that engineers use to design high-tech products were sold predominantly directly from suppliers or through…

PC Market Slump is Good and Bad News for Purchasing

A purchasing professional serving a PC manufacturer today has very little to complain about. Component supplies are plentiful and prices keep trending in one direction: downward. The latest financial results from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the biggest vendors of PC microprocessors, were dismal – for the chipmakers. At Intel, sales in the…

Farnell element14 Showcases Full Service Capability

Showcasing the full breadth of information, research, collaboration, products and manufacturing services that engineers need to innovate and succeed Exclusive highlights at Farnell element14’s booth: •      Demonstrations of the latest development boards from Freescale, Texas Instruments, AMD, ST and Atmel •      The brand new BitScope Micro dual channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi •      Exclusive launch from AMD Bangalore – At electronica…

AMD Appoints New CEO

Sunnyvale, Calif. — AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part…