Tuesday, 16 August 2011 11:15

AMD and Nvidia are ready for PC slump

Written by Nick Farell
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Bedford Report claims diversification sorted out
While PC sales are expected to fall, analyst outfit Bedford claims that chipmakers AMD and Nvidia will probably be OK. The report says that while PC sales are important to AMD and Nvidia's top lines, both companies have made significant efforts to diversify their product lines towards new revenue drivers.

The Bedford Report commented how earlier this month the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that global chip sales fell 1.5 percent in June from a month earlier due to weak consumer demand offset growth in corporate-replacement purchases, smartphone demand and increased spending on information-technology infrastructure.

But the report said that Nvidia is one of the top five sellers of smartphone applications processors. The company's Tegra line of chips is proving popular with Android tablet and smartphone makers. Most Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets that are available at the moment have Tegra 2 processors.

AMD has begun to concentrate on tablets. AMD's Z-series chips, which are based on the Fusion architecture, will deliver a full PC in tablets, the report said.


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+10 #1 bro_fist 2011-08-16 12:19
Nvidia always will be OK. Thanks to Quadro and Tesla.
 
 
-2 #2 dan-amdFAGBOY 2011-08-16 12:46
"AMD has begun to concentrate on tablets"
Oh dear..OH DEAR - we DOOMED !!! :D
wonder where amd will go - they have no supercomputer business unlike Intel and Nvidia,they have no mobile business,they have no cpu business (few idiots like DAN doesnt (unt ) they graphic business going downhill..Intel will kill amd cpu business to 2-3% in few years,so amd going to to give they cpu's for free,since nobody wants 4y old technology..dear oh dear..poor old amd,stil in big debt,they factories sold to arabs LOL
sad times to be amd fagboy,isnt brother DAN? oh,your girlfriend mr.sucker..she was very nice today mmmmmm.. :D
 
 
-4 #3 Jigar 2011-08-16 13:16
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
"AMD has begun to concentrate on tablets"
Oh dear..OH DEAR - we DOOMED !!! :D
wonder where amd will go - they have no supercomputer business unlike Intel and Nvidia,they have no mobile business,they have no cpu business (few idiots like DAN doesnt (unt ) they graphic business going downhill..Intel will kill amd cpu business to 2-3% in few years,so amd going to to give they cpu's for free,since nobody wants 4y old technology..dear oh dear..poor old amd,stil in big debt,they factories sold to arabs LOL
sad times to be amd fagboy,isnt brother DAN? oh,your girlfriend mr.sucker..she was very nice today mmmmmm.. :D


Thank you for your enlightening comment troll.
 
 
-16 #4 spp 2011-08-16 13:25
If AMD begins then NVIDIA ends :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
AMD's Fusion is the Future 8)
 
 
+3 #5 Ferdinand 2011-08-16 13:28
"But the report said that Nvidia is one of the top five sellers of smartphone applications processors."
How many smartphone applications processor companies are there? Nvidia, Qualcom, TI, Samsung and Marvel right?
 
 
-12 #6 spp 2011-08-16 13:39
Quoting Ferdinand:
"But the report said that Nvidia is one of the top five sellers of smartphone applications processors."
How many smartphone applications processor companies are there? Nvidia, Qualcom, TI, Samsung and Marvel right?



there you are :D out of total 5 companies NVIDIA is there :D :D :P
 
 
-16 #7 MrScary 2011-08-16 15:00
Top 5 in order are: Qualcom (ex AMD mobility division), Texas Instrument, Samsung, Apple and Marvell.

And then we have the cinderella of mobile cpus, the green maid goblin.
 
 
+3 #8 KrooK 2011-08-16 17:33
Quoting dan-amdFAGBOY:
"AMD has begun to concentrate on tablets"
Oh dear..OH DEAR - we DOOMED !!! :D
wonder where amd will go - they have no supercomputer business unlike Intel and Nvidia



Damn... are u kidding ???

u don't know Opteron and Firestream ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOP500
 
 
+3 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-08-16 21:15
The PC is slumping? Say it ain't so. You mean somebody is finally admitting it?!! They're saying it out loud?!! Its those damn consoles and tablets fault, they're causing this! Besides, its just a fad and they'll go away soon. The PC is not a slumper. Slumping is just a phase. The PC doesn't know who it is yet. Its hanging out with those flash mobs. :D
 
 
-3 #10 stephenbrooks 2011-08-17 00:58
What fine trolling there is in this establishment. May I join in?

"AMD's Z-series chips [...] will deliver a full PC in tablets" This is the key phrase. Once tablets are full x86 PCs, the niche chips like Tegra and the phone OSes like iOS and Android are going to look silly on them.
 

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