Advanced Micro Devices

LG UltraWide Curved Monitor Goes for Gamers
December 31, 2014

LG's got a special treat up its sleeves for gamers, and the company couldn't wait until the new year to spill the beans. Set to debut at CES 2015, LG's 21:9 UltraWide gaming monitor aims to pull players in with its elegantly curved display and support for AMD's framerate-smoothing FreeSync technology. 

LG to Unveil New Monitor Line at CES
December 30, 2014

LG Electronics will introduce at next week’s International CES a new line of monitors that includes what it is billing as the world’s first 21:9 “UltraWide” gaming monitor – Model 34UM67 – compatible with AMD FreeSync technology for fluid motion during fast gameplay. The new monitor headlines LG’s expanded lineup, which caters to the digital imaging, business professional and gaming markets.

D&H Summer Show Set for June 26
June 17, 2014

D&H Distributing said this week that it will host its annual Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Show at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Harrisburg, Pa., June 26.

How To Sell Windows 8 Laptops
November 3, 2013

For all the braying about the explosive growth in the tablet market--and the drop in PCsales--the personal computer is not dead, at least not yet. There are plenty of shoppers who still need a PC and are considering a Windows machine. You just need to know how to reach them.

AMD 4th-Quarter Loss Widens on Soft PC Demand
January 22, 2013

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s fourth-quarter loss widened as the chip maker continued to struggle with soft demand for personal computers.

For the current quarter, the company expects revenue to decrease roughly 9% from the fourth quarter, indicating around $1.05 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters recently projected revenue of $1.11 billion.

AMD, which makes chips for PCs and servers, has seen its bottom line suffer from a shift in consumer preference away from PCs in favor of tablets and smartphones. The company has also acknowledged company-specific missteps, and has lost market share

AMD Plans to Sell Texas Campus to Raise Cash
November 28, 2012

Advanced Micro Devices Inc plans to sell and lease back its campus in Austin, Texas, to raise cash and fund its chipmaking business as it diversifies beyond the struggling PC industry into new markets.

AMD expects to sell the 58-acre site for between $150 million and $200 million and close a deal in the second quarter, company spokesman Drew Prairie told Reuters on Tuesday.

The chipmaker's move to sell its campus, reported earlier by the Austin American-Statesman, comes as the company and its larger rival Intel Corp struggle with slowing personal computer sales.

AD WEST Mobile Electronics Distributor Formed
November 27, 2012

Advanced Marketing and Distribution (AMD) and Western Sales and Marketing Rep Company have announced plans to join forces as the AD WEST Group. 

The new group, the company said, plans to "further increase the product offerings and one-stop services provided to independent mobile electronic retailers."

Nvidia CEO: People Buying Tablets Instead of Cheap PCs
November 9, 2012

Tablets really are replacing PCs now that the latest version of Windows has launched, graphics- and mobile-chip maker Nvidia said.

But at least right now, Nvidia's mobile business isn't big enough to offset the less-than-merry computer market this holiday season.

It's not exactly shocking that tablets have been eating into sales of PCs. Computer makers have noted the trend, and so have Nvidia chip rivals Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.

But what's interesting is that Nvidia says consumers now realize that a "great tablet is better than a cheap PC."

HP Unzips Slim Windows 8 Notebooks
September 21, 2012

More skinny (ish) Windows 8 notebooks from HP. Branded Sleekbook, the new notebooks don't meet Intel's specifications for Ultrabook status, not least the 14in model, which sports an AMD CPU.

That said, the 15.6in version comes with a choice of Intel Core i processors. You can also spec the machines up with either 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 screens, and Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics if you need more oomph than the CPU graphics can deliver.

New Xbox Could Launch In 18 Months
August 10, 2012

Microsoft could launch the next-generation Xbox console in 18 months, according to a job listing on its website.

"Over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox," the job listing said, before it was deleted from the Microsoft Careers website.

While there have been no end of rumors surrounding Microsoft's next-generation console, there has been little in the way of hard evidence.

Over the past few months I've come across dozens of Xbox 720-related rumors.