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AMD lifted by 50 percent revenue surge

AMD posted strong quarterly earnings last week, with the chipmaker netting $2.13 billion in revenue, a 49.9 percent increase from the previous year.

Wall Street’s eyes were on AMD following rival Intel’s solid quarterly earnings, helped by its buoyant data centre division. 


Intel defies gloom with data centre-driven gains

Intel has posted solid quarterly and full-year revenue forecasts fuelled by an uptick in data centre chip sales.

The chipmaker’s sales in Q1 2020 and the year as a whole are set to outpace analysts’ expectations and wider industry trends, thanks to surging demand from public cloud providers for the company’s server chips.


Bosch 10 gram turnkey module turns any spectacles into smartglasses

A new computer module created by Bosch can turn any pair of glasses into smartglasses, the company has claimed.

The new Bosch Smartglasses Light Drive will enable users to see notifications and use apps through their glasses rather than on a mobile phone or smartwatch.

The company said the size of the turnkey module used for the system has 30 percent less depth than any other comparable smartglasses system, and weighs less than 10 grams.


Fujitsu launches single-slot AMD server rack

Fujitsu has unveiled a single-socket server rack that targets data centres owned by Internet Service Providers.

The new server rack will be packed with a 2nd-gen AMD Epyc 7002 processor with up to 64 ‘Zen 2’ cores per chip. Zen 2 is AMD’s latest chip microarchitecture, fabricated on the 7-nanometer node.

“We are pleased to strengthen the business relationship with AMD with the new Fujitsu server PRIMERGY LX1430 M1 based on the 2nd Gen AMD Epyc processor. This joint collaboration will accelerate to deploy AMD Epyc based systems to help customers achieve digital transformation and innovate their businesses,” said Kenichi Sakai, corporate executive officer, SVP, head of system platform business unit.


Report: Amazon prepping revamped data centre chip

Amazon is readying a new data centre processor that is 20 percent more powerful than its predecessor, Reuters reports.

Like Amazon’s first chip, Graviton, the revamped processor will be based on Arm architecture. Amazon is reportedly ditching Arm’s older Cortex A72 technology in favour of the company’s updated Neoverse N1 tech, and the chip is expected to have 32 cores compared to Graviton’s 16.



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