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Wednesday, 06 April 2011

AMD Bulldozer Llano APU is Shipping

Yes, that is about as unoriginal of a title as you will see (other options were "Ship, Ship Hurray!" or "The Ship felt Around the World") but truth of the matter is that after more than 15 years of writing press releases, I still hate spinning my wheels on catchy headlines.

Today's news is strong enough on its own that simple works in this case. The product itself is the headline: Production units of AMD's 32 nanometer quad-core "Llano" A-Series Accelerated Processor Units (APU) with discrete-level graphics are now shipping.

When we say we are shipping production units of any part for the first time, the next question I inevitably get asked is how does AMD define "production"? Fortunately, much like the title of this blog, the answer is simple. When we talk about production here at AMD, it refers to the units that will ultimately be in the systems that our OEM partners will ship to retailers or end-customers.

Now of course, I can't speak for exactly when each of our OEM partners will ship systems, that's a question for them, but as our Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO Thomas Seifert mentioned on his Webcast today, "Customers are very excited about Llano coming to market and we will look forward to seeing our "Llano"-based systems in the market this quarter - the second quarter."

More information about systems based on AMD A-Series APUs will be available when we launch the "Llano" APU later this quarter.

Team at our facility in Singapore celebrate the first shipments of "Llano" APUs

Let's not forget that there are plenty of great notebooks and All-In-One desktops based on our C- and E-series AMD Fusion APUs available today from our OEM partners. In fact, Dell just recently launch a new notebook based on our AMD E-350 APU, the Inspiron M102z.

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