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'Rising Tide' for x86 Servers Lifting Intel, AMD

Mar 12, 2010, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Stating it believes server sales are being underestimated by Wall Street, Broadpoint AmTech's latest report predicts both Intel and AMD will post better-than-expected earnings in the first quarter.

"Broadpoint analyst Doug Freedman said the server sales recovery will continue in 2010. Because these processors are more expensive and deliver higher profit margins, both chipmakers figure to exceed analysts' revenue and earnings targets.

"Both chip firms have new high-end products out for servers. AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the eight- and 12-core Magny-Cours, while Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is now shipping the eight-core Nehalem-EX and will introduce new Westmere-generation 32nm Xeon processors later this month."

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