AMD hints at new push in workstation GPU market

Posted on Monday, October 21 2013 @ 14:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Bit Tech writes AMD CEO Rory Read dropped heavy hints at design wins and impending products for the professional workstation graphics card market. How the company plans to tap this lucrative market after years of neglect is unknown. AMD currently has just 18 percent of the workstation graphics market, whereas NVIDIA leads with 81 percent.
That's something AMD is looking to change, and while it had no official announcements to make Read dropped heavy hints that new and more powerful workstation hardware is incoming. 'We delivered our fifth consecutive quarter of revenue and share growth in the professional graphics area,' said Read. 'We believe we can continue to gain share in this lucrative part of the GPU market, based on our product portfolio, design wins in-flight, and enhanced channel programs.'

Sadly, Read would not be pushed on exactly what those 'in-flight' design wins may be, but it was enough to get analysts' attention. 'After years of neglect, AMD's workstation group, under the tutelage of Matt Skyner, has the backing and commitment of top management and AMD intends to push into the market aggressively,' claimed Jon Peddie. 'We have seen them gain market share this year and expect them to gain even more [next year.]'

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