AMD announced it has started shipping 32nm quad-core Llano A-series APUs to OEM partners.
The official launch of Llano will follow later this quarter.
When we say we are shipping production units of any part for the first time, the next question I inevitably get asked is how does AMD define “production”? Fortunately, much like the title of this blog, the answer is simple. When we talk about production here at AMD, it refers to the units that will ultimately be in the systems that our OEM partners will ship to retailers or end-customers.
Now of course, I can’t speak for exactly when each of our OEM partners will ship systems, that’s a question for them, but as our Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO Thomas Seifert mentioned on his Webcast today, “Customers are very excited about Llano coming to market and we will look forward to seeing our “Llano”-based systems in the market this quarter — the second quarter.”
More information about systems based on AMD A-Series APUs will be available when we launch the “Llano” APU later this quarter. However if you want a sneak peak of the brilliant HD graphics, power efficiency and supercomputing power “Llano” is expected to deliver, take a look at this video.