AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

AMD in no rush to get into tablets

updated 11:55 am EDT, Thu June 3, 2010

AMD says iPad doesn't create tablet market

AMD senior VP Rick Bergman today said at Computex that his company wouldn't get into tablets in the near future. As the market is so far limited to one company, Apple, no pressure exists for AMD to get into an ecosystem that doesn't really exist. The semiconductor company is still gauging the market and is waiting for demand to show up before becoming involved.

There are no plans to get into smartphones or other non-computer home electronics, Bergman said, referencing Intel's pushes into the area with chips shipping this year and in 2011.

Instead, the Athlon producer is turning most of its attention to netbooks, where it sees more growth in the short term. Most of its hopes are pinned on Bobcat, a netbook-oriented chip due in 2011 that would merge the graphics and processor into the same core. The design is likely to be too power-hungry for a tablet but, through ATI's experience with graphics, should be faster in many tasks than an equivalent Intel Atom processor.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented