Thursday, October 25, 2012

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is making chips for Fujitsu’s new tablet

On Monday, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(NYSE:AMD) made its entry into the world of mobile phones and tablets, by announcing the collaboration with Fujitsu. The company has made an APU for the new Stylistic Q572 tablet, which has been made by Fujitsu. The new tablet is to run on the Windows operating system. The new accelerated processing unit by AMD for Fujitsu, called the Z-60, marks the company’s foray into mobile devices. This is a very important development for the chip-makers, because PCs have been dwindling, and their sales are not very good. The shift to mobile devices, which are light and portable, has taken a toll on AMD, and how their change to the mobile industry is received, will determine their future.

It’s a good win for AMD, and the chip, which was formerly named “Hondo” as code-name is going to get be used by the Fujitsu, which is indeed, good news for AMD. The tablet, Q572 weighs 1.6 pounds, and has a 10.1 inch screen. It has some very good features such as embedded TPM, a Smart Card Reader, which is integrated, it has a removable battery, fingerprint sensors, and good security features and repair options. Both Fujitsu and AMD have put specific features on the tablet which is sure to get the IT crowd asking for it. This is also the reason why Window Slate was introduced to the tablet.  The Q572 also has the ability to accommodate digital pen input, anti-glare IPS screen. The resolution on the screen is 1366-by-768, and it has two cameras—at the front and at the back.

Fujitsu is the first mobile device customer for AMD, the new Z-60 was announced a few weeks ago, and it has some very good features in it. It has graphic technology which is Radeon-branded. The central processing is x86-based, and it is a 1 GHz supporting APU. The Z-60, according to AMD, has been made specifically for tablets which are performance based, and which willrunon the Windows operating systems. While Fujitsu understands the market demands, AMD makes sure that it delivers chips in accordance with these demands. 

1 comment:

  1. It seems AMD is betting the farm on this Fujitsu tablet. Too bad they couldn't have gotten in bed with Google to make chips for the Nexus tablets.


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