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AMD posts $1.93 Billion revenue growth, strong sales

AMD is witnessing an upswing in its business with its nearest rival, Intel, facing problems in delivering its products on time. AMD has gone ahead in its innovations with a well-defined Zen 2 processor architecture and a 7-nanometer chip.
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The Santa Clara, California-based Advanced Micro Devices announced Tuesday its second-quarter earnings of 2020 and reported revenue growth of 26 percent worth $1.93 billion year-over-year driven by Risen and EPYC processor sales.

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“We delivered strong second-quarter results, led by record notebook and server processor sales as Ryzen and EPYC revenue more than doubled from a year ago,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO.

Despite some macroeconomic uncertainty, we are raising our full-year revenue outlook as we enter our next phase of growth driven by the acceleration of our business in multiple markets.”

The company said that revenue was up 8 percent quarter-over-quarter primarily driven by higher enterprise, embedded and semi-custom segment revenue. The latter represents chips for game consoles. The pandemic may have hit some segments, but the work from home mandate means that more people are investing in upgrading their computers and are indulging their gaming habits.

Net income for AMD was $157 million compared to net income of $35 million a year ago and $162 million in the prior quarter.

Diluted earnings per share was $0.13 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.03 a year ago and $0.14 in the prior quarter.

AMD is witnessing an upswing in its business with its nearest rival, Intel, facing problems in delivering its products on time. AMD has gone ahead in its innovations with a well-defined Zen 2 processor architecture and a cost-efficient 7-nanometer manufacturing process with its partners.

AMD has also come up with a set of graphic chips in competition to market leader Nvidia. It is channeling ahead full speed with the designing of its next-generation processor architecture, Zen 3, too.

With Intel having manufacturing delays, AMD is moving ahead with its partnership with the Taiwan manufacturing company, TSMC. Intel’s latest technology, the 10 nanometer, was announced for 2017 production but it got delayed and has only now moved into mass production. The latest iteration of nanometer 7 is nowhere under production. This is bad news for Intel, but for AMD, it is added business opportunities.

In a press statement, AMD said that for the third quarter of 2020, it expects revenue to be approximately $2.55 billion, plus or minus $100 million, an increase of approximately 42 percent year-over-year and 32 percent sequentially. The year-over-year and sequential increases are expected to be primarily driven by Ryzen and EPYC processor sales and next-generation semi-custom products. AMD expects non-GAAP gross margin to be approximately 44 percent in the third quarter of 2020. Gross margin is expected to increase year-over-year primarily driven by Ryzen and EPYC processor sales.

AMD now expects 2020 revenue to grow by approximately 32 percent compared to 2019 driven by strength in PC, gaming and data center products. Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be approximately 45 percent.

In after-hours trading, AMD’s stock price rose 7% to $72.34 a share.

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