It's no secret that despite all restructuring over the last decade or so, AMD's financials are still very poor. TweakTown heard rumors that AMD is about to enter yet another restructuring period and picked up word that the company has decided to cease efforts to penetrate the low-margin tablet market. AMD will now reportedly increase its attention on low-power CPUs and custom chips.
The beleaguered AMD is changing their focus to the low-wattage CPU space and custom chips for their customers, such as the Microsoft XBOX and the Sony PlayStation 4. These two custom projects are projected to provide AMD with billion in sales alone, and they indicate that other custom projects are in the works. AMD is not releasing a new tablet chip this year, instead staying with their Mullins chip for the entirety of next year. AMD does not provide chip roadmaps more than a year out, so it is hard to determine if they will ever offer a new line of their currently unsuccessful tablet processors. Intel has also recently took a drubbing in the tablet PC market, as outlined during their recent investor conference, and has shifted priorities as they move forward.