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AMD Prepares Server Platform Makers For Upcoming Chip Release

DAILYHOSTNEWS, November 11, 2011 – Processor manufacturer AMD announced on Wednesday a program designed to speed up the process for bringing to the market servers powered by its upcoming Opteron 6200 series processors.

AMD Ready Solutions is a collaborative effort between the processor company and server platform manufacturers like Asus, Supermicro and TYAN to provide a broad portfolio of fully validated and tested motherboards.

Paul Struhsaker, corporate VP and general manager of AMD’s Commercial Business division, said the program would make sure complete and verified server platforms were in the channel on the day of the processor’s launch.

“The combination of the existing socket infrastructure already in place with AMD Ready Solutions will enable faster and easier upgrade paths to new levels of server performance and scalability,” he said.

The company reported US$0.13 earnings per share on $1.69bn in sales for the third quarter of 2011. Revenue was up from $1.12bn AMD reported for the third quarter of 2010.

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Earlier this month, AMD announced a restructuring plan, which included laying off 10% of its global workforce and other cost-cutting measures. The  company said it expected the plan to result in more than US$200m in combined operational savings in 2012.

About AMD
AMD is an American semiconductor company that develops computer processors and related technologies for both commercial and consumer markets. They produce primarily microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors, and graphics processors. The company began operations by improving upon chip designs of models that they licensed from other companies. They are now the second largest producer of x86 chips in the market.

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