Advanced Micro Devices said first-quarter earnings almost doubled to $510 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to $257 million, or 35 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Revenue was up roughly two percent year-on-year, to $1.61 billion.
AMD's revenues benefited from the ramp-up of "Brazos" chips, with management claiming that the chips made up roughly half of notebook shipments for the quarter.
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Last week Nvidia confirmed that it is licensing its Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology to motherboard manufacturers for use with upcoming Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPUs. Tom Peterson, director of technical marketing for Nvidia's Gforce business, says the move is in direct response to requests from gamers that have been asking for AMD chips for their gameplay.
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