Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD): What’s Latest: New Addition to Embedded G-Series, Confirms Kaveri Release, Never Settle Forever & More

Editor’s Note: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)

AMD adds low power apu to Embedded G-Series (New Electronics)
Looking to further reduce x86 power requirements for embedded designs, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has introduced a new dual core apu which it says offers high performance at approximately 3W average power. The GX-210JA is being launched as part of the company’s Embedded G-Series processor family, and is designed to use a third less power than current devices in the range.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)AMD Kaveri confirmed for 2014 release (ZDNet)
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has confirmed that its next generation Kaveri processor will be publicly available in the first quarter of next year. The family of Kaveri accelerated processing units (APUs) will combine two to four 28nm CPU cores, based on the Steamroller architecture, with a Graphics Core Next GPU. It will be the chipmaker’s first processor to support its heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture, which allows both the CPU and GPU to share memory space. Sharing memory space will make it easier for processing tasks to be shared between the CPU and the GPU and play to each processor’s strengths.

AMD Announces Never Settle Forever Bundle, Introduces Selectable Rewards (AnandTech)
With Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s existing Never Settle Reloaded bundle set to wind-down this summer, AMD is announcing this morning that they are once again refreshing their popular Never Settle bundle program. The latest iteration of the program, being dubbed Never Settle Forever, is going live today and will immediately be replacing Level Up with Never Settle Reloaded across most products. And like previous iterations of the Never Settle program, Never Settle Forever will be coming with its own set of changes for the program.

AMD Winner in Q2, Intel Up, Nvidia Down, According to Jon Peddie Research (PYMNTS.com)
Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for 2013 2Q. While the news was disappointing year-to-year, the news was encouraging quarter-to-quarter. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) overall unit shipments increased 10.9%, quarter-to-quarter, Intel increased 6.2%, and Nvidia decreased by 8%. The overall PC market declined 2.5% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market increased 4.6%. Overall this net 7.1% increase reflects an interest on the part of consumers for double-attach—the adding of a discrete GPU to a system with integrated processor graphics, and to a lesser extent dual AIBs in performance desktop machines.

AMD Athlon X2 and X4 “Richland” processors spotted (CPU-World)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) currently ships a variety of budget and mainstream desktop processors for socket FM2 platform. Many of these products integrate graphics processing unit and are marketed as APUs, however AMD also offers GPU-less processors, based on the same technology and branded as Athlon X2 or X4. Earlier this year, we reported on two Athlon processors with “Richland” core, dubbed as Athlon X2 370K and Athlon X4 760K. We recently spotted three additional “Richland” SKUs in CPU support lists on the ASUS website. New microprocessors are Sempron 250, Athlon X2 350 and Athlon X4 750.

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