AMD is toasting themselves and the market for a very strong quarter, with $1.52Billion in sales for the IT giant. The continued success and rapid adoption of the Opteron and Athlon64 along with many long-time Intel-only companies giving AMD a taste, they are quite happy.
""This was another record-breaking quarter for AMD's microprocessor business," he said. "Exceptional customer demand for our server, mobile and desktop processors helped drive microprocessor sales growth of 44 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2004 and 26 percent compared to the second quarter of 2005. We established new quarterly records in unit and dollar sales, gross margin and operating income."
AMD is not a small company by any means, but it is encouraging to see an "underdog" competing quite well. Hopefully AMD will take the success to heart and continue to offer us good products with good innovation in the future. It was just a tad over 10 years ago that the forever after lauded Pentium stormed the market, which shows how quickly things can change.