The Sunnyvale chipmaker presents particularly dismal quarterly results, with a large revenue drop and a loss of 180 million. Do theRadeon Fury will save her, before it's too late?
It did not really surprise anybody, considering that AMD declared and warned about it two weeks ago, but it's still not pleasant to see one of the two x86 chips (sorry, VIA) and one of the only two video card keys we have left, Presents an economic situation Which is quite difficult to describe in any way other than 'crash'.
In the second quarter of the year 2015, broke AMD A personal negative record close to a decade when it made less than $ 1 billion - more than $ 1 million, which is a fall of 941 percent compared to revenue in the second quarter of 35. The lower revenues also signaled the bottom line, with a net loss of 2014 $ 1 million, which joins a net loss of 181 $ 1 recorded AMD In the first quarter of 2015.
All the latest financial reporting contains very few bright spots, but when you look specifically at the domain of processors and video cards for the home market - you find that the situation is particularly difficult, with a loss of 147 million (!) Based on meager 379 million revenue. In other words - the vast majority of the money he loses AMD Comes from the home market, which accounts for only 40 of the company's revenues. For comparison, just a year ago, in the same quarter the same entry into the household products division 828 million, lost in the bottom line 6 million only.
In fact, if not the chip business for enterprise applications and the custom chips (those on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles) that maintain easy profitability and more or less stable revenue - it's likely thatAMD Would have reached the point of collapse (or point of sale to another company).
Does AMD's future continue to be in real danger, much more than we have expected to date? With the new Zen architecture Is at least a year away from commercial products to the enterprise-enterprise market, and at least a year and a half from the home market, it seems that the company's main opportunity to get back to normal (as much as possible) is through its new graphics cards, The Radeon Fury cards To the high market, which has relatively higher profitability. The Fury X models And the Fury launched can be competitive,AMD They will need to pull out some more "ace" to ensure that revenue continues to go beyond the launch months, where buzz and limited quantities do their job.
According to the latest reports in the next month we will see AMD also launching the The Hidden Radeon R9 NanoAnd we have no choice but to hope that he will stand up to the grandiose declarations of AMD - and will be a significant and unique reinforcement of the company's graphic processing line.