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AMD confirms ex-Apple and Qualcomm execs new focus on SoCs and more

AMD confirms ex-Apple and Qualcomm execs new focus on SoCs and more

AMD has confirmed its two new mobile chip experts on the team, snagged from Apple and Qualcomm in recent weeks, after reports that the processor company was focusing on SoC-development to take a bite of the smartphone and tablet market. Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky - who shift over from Qualcomm and Apple, respectively - had been revealed to have joined AMD's ranks earlier this week, though at the time the chip maker declined to detail their new responsibilities. Now, however, the cat is out the bag.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 22, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 22, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Perhaps the biggest story from the afternoon, Samsung's reported mobile roadmap for 2013 leaked out with the rumored Galaxy Note 8 leading the charge. We heard that the highly anticipated Galaxy S IV might be getting an announcement on March 22, while Microsoft finally announced Surface Pro's release date, setting it for February 9, 2013. The iPhone might have its best-selling quarter yet in Q1, while Google revealed its earnings for Q4 2012 (spoiler alert: it made a lot of money).

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AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD ends Q4 2012 with net loss of $473 million

AMD has delivered its financial results for Q4 2012, and things aren't looking too hot for the company as we head into 2013. While AMD reported revenues of $1.16 billion for the fourth quarter, that figure is down 9% sequentially and a significant 32% year-over-year. Not making things any better, AMD reported a net lost of $473 million for the quarter, with loss-per-share coming in at $0.63.

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AMD grabs ex-Apple and Qualcomm mobile chip specialists

AMD grabs ex-Apple and Qualcomm mobile chip specialists

AMD has snatched two mobile processor specialists from Qualcomm and Apple, bolstering its footprint in low-power chip design as it attempts to expand from the desktop and notebook markets. Wayne Mertsky, formerly of Apple's A-series chip division, and Charles Matar, previously one of Qualcomm's embedded chip experts, have joined AMD's ranks, the company confirmed to Reuters, but exactly what they'll do at their new employer is still the stuff of speculation.

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AMD accuses four of 100,000 document theft prior to NVIDIA defection

AMD accuses four of 100,000 document theft prior to NVIDIA defection

AMD has accused several former employees of stealing more than 100,000 confidential files before jumping ship to NVIDIA, potentially leaking trade secrets on high-profile gaming projects, and has filed for injunctive relief against the execs involved. "This is an extraordinary case of trade secret transfer/misappropriation and strategic employee solicitation," AMD writes in its complaint, ExtremeTech reports, alleging that some of its former team attempted to lure their ex-colleagues over to NVIDIA while also clearing out evidence that they'd raided AMD's document database.

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AMD announces Kabini, Kaveri, Richland, and Temash APUs at CES 2013

AMD announces Kabini, Kaveri, Richland, and Temash APUs at CES 2013

AMD held their press event here at CES 2013, and announced a slew of new accelerated processing units (APUs). And as typical fashion of any chipset maker, they were full of codenames. The company announced Kabini, Kaveri, Richland, and Temash APUs today, the first and the last being AMD's first true SoC APUs.

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Lenovo Erazer X700 PC hands-on: beastly gaming in a sharp tower

Lenovo Erazer X700 PC hands-on: beastly gaming in a sharp tower

This week the folks at Lenovo have brought forth a beast: the Lenovo Erazer X700 takes on the gaming universe with a hammer-like appearance. This machine is taking on everything Lenovo knows about making the casing and surrounds a set of innards that includes dual-graphics support for NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon HD GPUs, 3rd Generation Intel Core CPUs, and a massive amount of RAM: 32GB for the win. Have a peek at this machine up close and personal right here at CES 2013: Unveiled.

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Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Samsung refreshes Series 7 Chronos with AMD Radeon HD 8870M graphics

Just in time for CES 2013, Samsung has updated its Series 7 Chronos notebook with a few welcomed upgrades -- the most notable upgrade being AMD’s Radeon HD 8870M graphics chip. There's not too much information on the new laptop to go around, but it does have a RAMaccelerator, which promises 50 percent faster app loading, a full HD display, and JBL speakers.

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Michael Goddard, AMD employee since 1988, leaves for Samsung

Michael Goddard, AMD employee since 1988, leaves for Samsung

AMD's financial woes have been ongoing for awhile now, and it is no secret that employees are jumping ship as the issue worsens. It seems that Michael Goddard is one such employee, who after having worked at AMD for nearly 25 years, has left the company to work for Samsung instead. He now works as a system architect at a Samsung office in Texas.

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AMD officially reveals Radeon HD 8000M family of graphics card

AMD officially reveals Radeon HD 8000M family of graphics card

Earlier today, we saw a German listing for a new ASUS ultrabook that featured an AMD Radeon HD 8550M. That was pretty exciting, but the problem was that AMD hadn't confirmed a new HD 8000M series of graphics cards. That all just changed, with AMD officially pulling the veil off the 8000M series ahead the line's launch at CES 2013.

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AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

AMD Radeon HD 8550M graphics leaked in ASUS VivoBook U38DT

It would appear that AMD is plotting a next generation line of mobile graphics, as a card from the company's 8000 series has appear in a listing for an incoming ASUS ultrabook. Details are still pretty slim, and when that's coupled with the fact that AMD has yet to announced the 8000 family of GPUs, it's hard to know what's really going on. Still, if the listing on German retailer Cyberport is to be believed, the ASUS VivoBook U38DT will ship with an AMD Radeon HD 8550M under the hood.

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MSI GX60 AMD-powered gaming laptop coming this week for $1,300

MSI GX60 AMD-powered gaming laptop coming this week for $1,300

MSI first teased PC gamers with the GX60 gaming laptop back in September by officially announcing the laptop and giving a few details about the specs, but ultimately keeping most of it under wraps. That is, until now. The 15.6-inch GX60 will be out sometime later this week and will come with AMD's new A10 Trinity APU with Radeon HD 7970M graphics.

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