Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will start making new chips for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Inc next year, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Tuesday citing unnamed sources.
The paper said Samsung's foundry business and Globalfoundries will jointly start producing a central processing chip as well as a graphics processing chip for AMD next year using their 14-nanometre technology.
Reports indicate the chip maker is considering splitting the company, but a spokesperson says the vendor is sticking with plans laid out last month.
Advanced Micro Devices officials have a plan for how to get the chip maker back into sustainable profitability, a strategy that they laid out for financial analysts and journalists during a meeting in New York City last month.
Announced Wednesday at Computex, AMD's latest A-Series processors will come in 3 flavors and are designed for serious online streaming and gaming. The 3 variants come packing discrete graphics cores in the form of a Radeon R6 or R7 for better visual performance, and the chips in range will have a total number of either 10 or 12 cores.
In the conference call AMD hosted last week to discuss its first quarter results, CEO Lisa Su let slip with a piece of information that wasn't immediately caught: she said that Windows 10 would be released in late July.
Microsoft has previously said only that the operating system would be released in summer, giving it until September 23, the autumnal equinox, to launch the operating system. AMD's statement, which naturally Microsoft has not corroborated, is rather more specific.
AMD president and CEO Rory Read has stepped down, effective immediately, to be succeeded by fellow AMD exec Lisa Su.
Read, who has served as AMD's chief exec since August 2011, will stay on with the company in an advisory role, but only through the end of 2014.