AMD: First-class results in the first quarter
The first quarter was very successful for AMD, primarily due to server CPUs and console APUs.
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The chip manufacturer AMD has presented its business results for the first quarter of 2022. While Intel had to give up sales and profits in the same period, AMD was able to assert itself well on the market with its products: Sales were 5.9 billion US dollars – an increase of 71 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year and growth of 22 percent to the previous quarter. At $786 million, profit was also up 42 percent from the same quarter last year. Compared to the sales-boosting fourth quarter of 2021, however, profit fell by 19 percent. For the second quarter of 2022, AMD expects sales of $6.5 billion, an increase of 69 percent compared to the previous year.
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Epyc, Xbox and Playstation
However, the new Ryzen processors or the fast Radeon graphics cards were not responsible for the good business results. Although these generated sales of 2.8 billion US dollars, an increase of 33 percent compared to the previous year. However, the enterprise, embedded and semi-custom division reported an 88 percent increase in sales to $2.5 billion. In particular, the Epyc processors for servers or the APUs installed in the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S ensured large growth.
Supply chains and high demand
AMD’s growth is only being slowed down by the tight supply situation. It is true that great progress has been made with the raw materials and considerable sales have been made. However, the supply cannot keep up with the high demand. According to AMD, the corona outbreak in China has not had any major impact on the supply chains so far.
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