Digitimes previously reported that AMD is planning to cooperate with ASMedia to integrate transmission interfaces such as SATA Express onto its next-generation platform, but the partnership may advance further with an outsourcing of the whole chipset R&D. However, since most PC chipset functionality has already been integrated into the CPU, outsourcing chipset R&D to ASMedia should help AMD save costs and resources and allows the CPU maker to focus on developing APU and semi-customized products, the sources said.
In May, Digitimes reported that AMD plans to establish the partnership with ASMedia by having the Taiwan-based IC design house share its SATA Express silicon intellectual property (SIP) or by having AMD acquire licenses from ASMedia.
AMD to outsource chipset development to ASMedia?
Posted on Thursday, Jun 05 2014 @ 14:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck