The Tech Report writes AMD painted an "ambidextrous" future at the company's Financial Analyst Day. Exact details weren't shared, but it appears the company is planning to use ARM cores in some markets.
Dr. Su made the boldest statement on this front, proclaiming that AMD will take advantage of all sorts of ecosystems, from Windows 8 to Android. She said AMD will not be "religious" about architectures and touted AMD's "flexibility" as one of its key strategic advantages for the future.
Despite these declarations, the firm hasn't made any specific commitments to ARM-based products on its roadmap, and indeed, the name "ARM" has only been mentioned once so far, almost in passing. AMD remains committed to much of its x86-centric current product roadmap in 2012 and 2013. Looking forward, Su claimed AMD can "absolutely" take an x86-compatible SoC into the sub-2W ultra-low-lower category.