AMD concluded an excellent second fiscal quarter and CEO Lisa Su, during the usual meeting with investors, confirmed that previously anticipated products will regularly arrive on the market during 2020. The reference goes to architecture-based 7-nanometer processors Zen 3 and RDNA 2 (Big Navi) graphics cards.
No delay even with regards to the production and deliveries of the first batches of processors dedicated to the next generation consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X. Sony, Microsoft and users who are waiting for the next gen consoles can therefore sleep soundly as far as it regards the supply of the essential components at the conclusion of the two projects in view of the debut set for the end of the year.
AMD's second fiscal quarter can be summarized in three figures: revenues increased 26% year-on-year to nearly $ 2 billion (1.93), operating income was $ 173 million, and profit net of $ 157 million. The CEO of AMD points out that much of the credit goes to the excellent results obtained with the processors for laptops and server systems – belonging respectively to the Ryzen and EPYC lines. The revenues generated by these products more than doubled compared to the same period of the previous year.
AMD also expects growth in the third quarter, while it estimates that overall 2020 will increase by 32% compared to last year. AMD's recipe for success will continue to be based on Ryzen, EPYC processors and semi-custom chips for next generation consoles.
However, these forecasts could be conditioned by the evolution of the pandemic. The virus, however, at least for the moment, does not compromise the strong position that AMD can boast in the processor market. The main competitor, Intel, was forced to close its last fiscal quarter much more sadly, confirming the further delays in the production of the 7 nanometer chips, and a consequent and necessary reorganization of the hardware division.
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