CES 2013: AMD announces new products

Infotech Lead America: AMD has made several announcements at CES 2013.

At CES 2013, the chip major demonstrated working silicon of its first system on chip (SoC) APUs, “Kabini” and “Temash”, both scheduled to ship in the first half of 2013.

Demonstrations included a range of leading-edge applications and games on a “Kabini”-based ultrathin notebook and a “Temash”-based performance tablet and hybrid notebook.

AMD introduced the new “Richland” APU, which is currently shipping to OEMs, which delivers a 40 percent increase in performance over the previous generation of A-Series APUs. “Richland” is expected to come bundled with new software for consumers such as gesture and facial recognition to dramatically expand and enhance consumers’ user experiences.

The company said the follow-on to “Richland” will be the 28nm “Kaveri” APU with revolutionary heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) features and is expected to begin shipping to customers in the second half of 2013.

AMD announced a new series of discrete graphics processors for performance gaming that is already shipping to customers, the AMD Radeon HD 8000m series. These latest products are reflective of the company’s strategy to focus on creating differentiated IP leadership through low-power technologies that target the high-growth client markets such as ultrathin, convertible and tablets.

Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Global Business Units, said:  “We are developing technologies with end users in mind – to bring true surround computing and immersive experiences to our everyday lives. It is exciting to bring our leadership APU technologies to market including the industry’s first x86 quad-core SoC, while building on our leadership in graphics and gaming.”

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