AMD Estimates it Will Make Over 50% of its Revenue From Non-PC Sales Next Year
Henry Reeve / 2 years ago
AMD is moving into 2015 with an interesting twist, with the company predicting that half of their profit margin will be secured from outside of the PC market by late 2015. This move was announced at the Credit Suisse 18th Annual Technology Conference.
Devinder Kumar, AMD’s Chief Financial Officer said “Our next target point is by the time we get to the end of 2015 to have at least 50 percent of our business coming from the non-PC, non-traditional sector, and then we will see what happens after that.” The company is already close to 40% non-PC share, which is a 10% increase from last year as it is. Q3 earnings saw AMD receiving $1.43 billion, where $781 million of that came from their computing and graphics business. $648 million, or around 45% was secured from its enterprise, embedded and semi-custom SoC business. This includes its Opteron server processors, and chips that are used in various consoles (previous, and current generation) that feature x86-based AMD APUs.
The company has, and is still struggling financially, but it has been steadily expanding into other markets which are finally starting to provide AMD with some stability, and much future growth. The PC market has been AMD’s money-maker for decades, but it looks like this will shrink 6% or so year-on-year until around 2018 according to IDC. We should see AMD continuing to expand into 2015, with some interesting new drivers dropping next week according to rumours, and some next-gen GPUs in 2015.