The Radeon brand has been a staple of the PC world for years, best known as the primary competition to Nvidia's GeForce line of graphics cards. But parent company AMD is apparently not satisfied with keeping the logo exclusively on graphics boards, as its dabbling in the RAM market with Radeon-branded sticks suggests. Now you can apparently add solid-state drives to the list of components that AMD wants to sell with the Radeon badge on them.
AMD has unveiled the latest generation of its accelerated processing unit (APU) chips for laptops and tablet devices, aimed at delivering greater performance per watt and integrating a dedicated ARM-based security processor for the first time.
The 2014 update of AMD's mobile APU chips comprises two products, codenamed Beema and Mullins, which are aimed at the mainstream and low-power segments, respectively.
AMD has disappointed industry watchers by suggesting that its next-generation Carrizo APU might be 28nm instead of the hoped for 20nm.
AMD was thought to have the time and tech to go for 20nm with its foundry partners, but LinkedIn data suggesting that Carrizo, AMD's first APU with an Excavator-class CPU, is built on the much less interesting 28nm.
AMD announced plans to build ARM server CPUs back in 2012. Today the company took a big step towards making those chips a reality, announcing that an 8-core ARM System-on-Chip would begin sampling in March.
AMD has been sued for allegedly lying to investors about the success of AMD’s Llano APU and “deceptively dismissing” the potential impact of unsold inventory on the company’s gross margins.
The allegations are in a new class action lawsuit filed in California.