AMD today announced their Third Quarter Results, revenue for the third quarter ended September 29, 2012 and is expected to decrease approximately 10 percent compared to Q2. The company previously forecasted third quarter 2012 revenue to decrease 1 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially.
The fall in revenue is directly related towards a number of issues but primarily a “challenging macroeconomic environment,” as the company states in his report.
The challenging macroeconomic environment that AMD denoted obviously are product demand, low average selling prices for Trinity APUs which have been launched cheaper than expected (again due to demand). Next to all that there has been an inventory write-down of roughly $100 million, due to lower anticipated future demand for certain products.
Simply put, it is not going well with AMD, the pending Microsoft Windows 8 OS release has a negative effect on demand for PCs and related products as well. Very simply put, lots of you guys are waiting and thus delaying the purchase of a new PC until Microsoft Windows 8 debuts. We can only hope that things will pick up for them and with the pending releases within the A-Series, the FX series update and Hondo APUs with hopefully a big hit for them on the Sea Islands GPU release in early 2013.