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AMD shows off its 2011 CPU line

Nov 11, 2010, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fahmida Y. Rashid)

"AMD used an annual event for analysts to demonstrate its combination of CPU and GPU (graphics processing unit) technologies on a single die, touting availability to OEMs for early 2011. Observers were impressed, but professed themselves skeptical about the company's ability to gain market share from Intel.

"A Deutsche Bank analyst's note said the company's Nov. 9 Analyst Day again demonstrated the new approach at AMD, and said AMD management is "clearly focused" on improving profitability and returns to shareholders.

"However, Deutsche Bank analysts noted they remain skeptical of AMD's ability to grow meaningful market share over the long term, adding they believe AMD can be a more profitable company -- even in the absence of market share gains and lower discrete GPU attach rates -- by focusing on growing in new market segments."

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