AMD quarterly profit booking by socs for consoles and joint venture




AMD has written in the second quarter of 2016 black figures: the company made $ 69 million profit. The results are due to deliveries of semi-custom socs for the Xbox and PlayStation, and revenue from a joint venture.

The quarterly sales of semi-custom socs increased by 59 percent compared to the previous quarter, the highest growth since AMD started deliveries of this kind of chips, in 2013. Revenue increased by 5 percent compared to the same quarter last year. AMD expects that the supply peaks in the third quarter, Sony and Microsoft are getting ready for the Christmas period when traditionally the most consoles sold.

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su made ​​known that AMD’s semi-custom socs to enter three new systems, including Xbox Scorpio next year. What the others are, she said, but a system chip production begins next quarter. Possibly it is the NX Nintendo. The new design wins in the next three years to ensure sales of $ 1.5 billion.

What further contributed to AMD’s results were earnings from the joint venture Thatic. AMD provides its technology for x86 processors and system-on-a-chip licensed to this company from AMD itself and a collection of Chinese companies. Thatic caused $ 150 million in additional revenue.

Revenue from Computing & Graphics branch decreased by 5 percent due to a decrease in deliveries of desktop processors. Deliveries of GPUs were in the first half of 2016 increased according to Su do with “double digits” compared to last year. Furthermore, the introduction of the RX 480 was the largest supply of graphics cards have caused the sales since the fourth quarter of 2014, although this says nothing about eventual sales.

Su promised to continue the high-end market, not to mention the arrival of the Zen APUs and Vega-GPU architecture. The first Zen chips for servers and should appear in the first half of 2017.

AMD’s quarterly profit amounted to $ 69 million on a turnover of just over one billion dollars. According to the non-GAAP -Digits, which some give a more representative picture of the performance of a company, AMD led incidentally a quarterly loss of $ 40 million. In the non-GAAP figures include excluding certain taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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