April 4th, 2011, 19:20 PM
AMD's Llano chip to reach laptops this quarter
Laptops and desktops with Advanced Micro Devices' A-series chips will become available from PC makers this quarter, the company's CEO said Monday.
The chips, code-named Llano, are targeted at mainstream laptops and desktops, which will be priced starting at $499. AMD's last chip refresh was in May last year, when the company launched new dual-, triple- and quad-core processors.
"Customers are very excited about Llano coming to market," said Thomas Seifert, interim CEO of AMD, during a conference call.
The A-series chips belong to AMD's new family of integrated chips called Fusion. Llano integrates the CPU and graphics processor on one chip, which helps laptops deliver faster application and graphics performance while consuming less power.
The Llano chips will be the first from AMD made using the 32-nanometer manufacturing process. The improved process will help reduce leakage to make chips more power-efficient.
Full story: Computerworld