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AMD Llano Fusion APU launch delayed to H2 2011 over poor production rates?

AMD Llano Fusion APU launch delayed to H2 2011 over poor production rates?

AMD's Llano Fusion APUs may promise to revolutionise HD video and graphics, but it seems the company has to finesse their production first. According to DigiTimes' sources at motherboard manufacturers, lower than expected yield rates for 32nm chips at Globalfoundries has led to a delay in Llano's launch, with AMD concerned that large chunks of its early batches could be defective. As a result, there's talk that the original launch in the first half of 2011 has been pushed back until early in the second half of the year, with mass production not tipped until August or September 2011.

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AMD eye tablet CPU/GPUs after patchy quarter

AMD eye tablet CPU/GPUs after patchy quarter

AMD has suggested it will look to differentiate its future tablet-centric chips by bolstering graphics and video technology, though the company expects netbook CPUs to be its main offering until the tablet market grows big enough to justify the R&D investment.  The comments, by AMD CEO Dirk Meyer, come on the heals of the company's latest quarterly financial report, in which AMD reported net losses of $118m on revenues of $1.62bn; that's a 2-percent sequential decrease, but a 16-percent increase compared to the same three month period a year ago.

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AMD Zacate teased: 18W AMD Fusion APU processor for budget PCs

AMD Zacate teased: 18W AMD Fusion APU processor for budget PCs

AMD are teasing a preview of their upcoming AMD Fusion APU - codenamed Zacate - which the company promises will pull high-end media and DirectX 11 capabilities into mainstream computers.  Zacate is a dual-core, 18W TDP processor with a separate on-die GPU, and while priced to suit budget notebooks and desktops is nonetheless able to stream Full HD video and delivery an accelerated browsing experience.

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