Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Updates: ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (ARMH) Partnership, Airbus A380, Price-Cut & More

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AMD describes more fruits of ARM embedded partnership (PCWorld)
AMD announced its embedded processor roadmap for 2014 at a press conference Monday night, part of its continued path away from the PC. The four new chips include “Hierofalcon,” a dedicated ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) 64-bit CPU designed for communications and networking functions within the datacenter. Probably its closest competition is the “Rangeley” chip that Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has announced, using the most recent “Silvermont” version of its Atom architecture. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) announced four new chips: “Hierofalcon”; “Adelaar,” a discrete GPU; “and “Steppe Eagle” and “Bald Eagle,” both of which AMD calls “Advanced Proccessing Units” or APUs, combining CPUs and a graphics core. All four will be manufactured in 28-nm process technology.

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AMD embedded is in Airbus A380 (Fudzilla)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) just said that the huge Airbus A380 uses AMD embedded chips, as well as some military planes. Arun Iyengar, General Manager of Embedded Solutions Group, mentioned that AMD has been used in submarines, rescue vehicles as well as some other markets that you don’t really expect it to be. This is a market that likes to buy these chips for a number of years and expect support for least 7 years for these parts to be available. AMD embedded is in the heads up display market and it’s interesting to mention that the next generation embedded 28nm 2014 chips are all spread between Globalfoundries and TSMC without specifics which manufacturers makes what.

AMD’s Australia distributor to cut prices of several high-end Radeon HD graphics cards (TopNews New Zealand)
The Australia distributor of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has revealed in a recent statement that a price-cut is on the cards for a number of high-end Radeon HD graphics cards in the country. The Radeon HD graphics cards which will be available at a reduced price in Australia will include the HD 7990, HD 7970 and HD 7950. According to the details shared by AMD’s Australian distributor, the retail price of the Radeon HD 7990 graphics card is being reduced to $949; while the cost of the HD 7970 and the HD 7970 GHz Edition is being slashed down to $419 and $479 respectively.

Saints Row IV added to the AMD Never Settle gold reward tier (HEXUS)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) had promised, with the introduction of the Never Settle Forever program with Radeon Rewards, that new, up-to-the-minute, in demand titles would be added to the choice of games available throughout the life of the program. Today AMD has announced that it has added the blockbuster, best selling title Saints Row IV to the Radeon Gold Reward Tier. This move brings the choice of games available to buyers of AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, HD 7970 and HD 7950 graphics cards to three from eleven (rather than three from ten).