AMD gives CPU technology licensed to Chinese manufacturer




AMD provides its technology for x86 processors and system-on-a-chip licensed to the Chinese joint venture Thatic. This company from AMD itself and a collection of Chinese companies will use the technology for server chips, which Intel is possible get a competitor.

AMD FX-9370 Black Edition The joint venture called Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co., or Thatic, will focus on developing socs for servers for the Chinese market. The collaboration between AMD and a consortium of Chinese companies and the Academy of Sciences in the country should complement the products the supply of AMD.

AMD CEO Lisa Su emphasized when discussing the quarterly results being given only AMD technology license, which they worry about possible indictments by example, Intel is trying to take away. The agreement, which is not exclusive, bringing a total of 293 million dollars in the coffers for AMD, which will be paid about $ 50 million in the first quarter. According to Su is very important to have a local partner in the Chinese server market, which will grow to AMD expectations considerably. The step is to enter according to the CEO part of the strategy of AMD datacenter market again, where Intel is still lord and master.

AMD’s quarterly revenue fell by 19 percent from last year to 832 million dollars, converted 737 million. This decrease was mainly due to lower deliveries of notebook processors and semi-custom-socs as for the PS4 and Xbox One. The chip designer suffered a quarterly loss of $ 68 million, which was another $ 137 million last year.


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