Devinder Kumar, the CFO of AMD, has announced that the company is working on a chip for a video game console that’s due to be released in 2016. With the Wii U performing below expectation it could well be Nintendo that’s planning to bring out a new games console in 2016, but that does seem a little too soon. Maybe it’s for their Quality of Life platform they’re busy developing?
The design wins are interesting because the funding, the R&D dollars for customizing the parts for the products to our customers is precisely pre-funded by the customer and like I said the workload is started and we are spending the money and the resources and the work to go ahead and design the parts to be introduced sometime in 2016.
We didn’t say at which space it is in. I’m not going to give too much detail. I’ll say that one is x86 and one is ARM, and atleast one will be on gaming, right. But that’s about as much as you going to get out me today, because the customers from the standpoint to be fair to them. It is their product. They launch it. They announce it and then just like the game console or the parts you find out that its AMD’s APU that’s been used in those products.
Thanks, Michelle and Shuhei Yoshida