AMD's investors are surely smiling currently as the company's worth and income continue to rise. With the continued successes of the Athlon64 and the Opteron, AMD has almost doubled their revenue this quarter as compared to a year ago, showing how well the market is receiving their products. That isn't expected to hold throughout the year, though.

For the second quarter, which is traditionally the slowest operating period for PC and processor companies, AMD expects revenue to be flat or slightly down, in line with its normal seasonal expectations, it said.
Hopefully, AMD uses this good news strongly to their advantage, and catches up to Intel in certain technological areas such as 65nm processes. Either way, with Intel's lineup for 2006 looking very good, and AMD having the financial backing to move forward, it will continue to be a great year for CPUs.