AMD: Zen priority customer sampling to start this quarter

Posted on Friday, Apr 22 2016 @ 09:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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During yesterday's earnings call, AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed the Zen processor is up and running in AMD's labs. She said the chip is meeting expectations, priority customers will receive samples later this quarter before broader system availability in 2017:
In Embedded, we secured new designs across our target markets. Highlights from the quarter include our first significant CPU design win with one of the leading network infrastructure providers. I'm also pleased to share that we are making excellent progress on our strategy to reestablish our presence in the datacenter market, as we successfully passed several key milestones related to our next-generation Zen-based server processor. The Zen silicon running in our bring-up labs is meeting our expectations, and priority customer sampling is on track to begin this quarter in advance of datacenter system availability in 2017.
The wording of the statements focused on the server parts and suggests Zen won't be available in volume this year. No mention was made of the consumer version of Zen.

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