AMD says extra GPUs are en path to alleviate provide crunch

Credit score: AMD

AMD executives mentioned they plan to ship extra GPUs through the second half of 2021, in an try and alleviate the provision crunch. Mentioned through the firm’s quarterly earnings name, the provision scarcity was an indicator of firm’s sturdy gross sales: Income practically doubled from a yr in the past.

AMD chief govt Dr. Lisa Su advised analysts Tuesday that the corporate believes it’s gained market share within the PC area, as the corporate plans to extend the variety of notebooks powered by its Ryzen 5000 Cellular collection of processors by about 50 p.c throughout 2021. (Our overview of the Ryzen 5800U Cellular processor exhibits it’s on a par with Intel’s newest 11th-gen Tiger Lake chips.) Income from the Radeon 6000 GPU lineup greater than doubled from the prior quarter.

“It’s honest to say that the graphics demand could be very excessive throughout {the marketplace}, so we’ve truly put fairly a little bit of product into the market,” Su mentioned through the firm’s first quarter 2021 earnings name with analysts. “However sure, demand nonetheless exceeds provide. You’ll see that improve as we undergo the second half of the yr.”

AMD reported an eye-popping 93-percent improve in income to $3.45 billion. Internet earnings was $555 million, up 243 p.c from the $162 million the corporate reported a yr in the past. AMD expects to do practically as nicely through the second quarter, and it anticipates it is going to develop 86 p.c from a yr in the past to $3.6 billion.

Su mentioned the corporate is feeling the results of the general semiconductor shortages which have plagued many of the trade, and has invested in particular supplies, similar to substrates, so it may possibly maintain its manufacturing strains up and working. Su mentioned AMD’s PC technique will proceed to concentrate on the excessive finish.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *