Hector Ruiz, AMD's CEO, said his company is now even more committed than ever to the future of the x86 computer chip platform, thanks to the popularity of Athlon and Opteron processors.
He revealed some of the future plans of AMD like improving performance, going to quad-core and move beyond the PC market. AMD is also planning to release a new workstation and desktop processor in 2007, with support for DDR3 memory, various security improvements and virtualization software to remotely control a PC.
In recent years AMD managed to boost the sales of its server processors with 300 percent. They are also proud to announce that 55 percent of the world's top 500 companies are using AMD processors. It should also be noted that sales of four-way servers are up with 15 percent, to 27 percent, since last year.
AMD also said it will move its entire production line to dual-core by 2007, just like Intel. The company is also putting its hopes on the 65nm process with the new Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany which will open next year. AMD also inked a deal with Chartered Semiconductors to produce Athlon 64 and Opteron chips in 2006 to help AMD meet expected demand.
The entry-level Sempron processors will soon get 64-bit and AMD also said it hopes to expand its share in the notebook market with the Turion processors. More info at CNET