AMD Financial Analyst Day 2015 Overview

Blog Post created by brystal.boyd Employee on May 12, 2015

*Originally Posted by Sarah Youngbauer in AMD on May 6, 2015 12:03:29 AM


This is an exciting day for AMD. We start by ringing the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq in Times Square and then, shortly thereafter, we host our first AMD Financial Analyst Day (“FAD”) in three years, which you can watch live here starting at 1 p.m. EDT. At FAD, AMD executives will outline a strategy designed to drive profitable growth across a diverse set of markets aligned with the company’s core technologies.


This blog is designed to be your one-stop-shop for what is presented and will be updated regularly as presentations are delivered. These will include:

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  • Innovation Driven Engineering – Mark Papermaster, SVP & CTO
  • Computing & Graphics Segment Overview – Dr. Lisa Su, acting GM for CG
  • Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom Segment Overview – Forrest Norrod, SVP & GM for EESC
  • Financial Performance Update & Guidance – Devinder Kumar, SVP & CFO
  • Closing remarks – Dr. Lisa Su, President & CEO



Check back here throughout the day for short summaries of event segments and a final set of related content when the event concludes.




As of 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Watch the event live here.



AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su just exited the stage after delivering the opening presentation, during which she outlined AMD’s multi-year strategy centered around driving drive profitable growth across gaming, immersive platforms, and fuel a significant return to the datacenter.



Key takeaways include:

  • Significant market opportunities exist across a diverse set of markets for the kind of high-performance compute and visualization capabilities only AMD can provide.
  • Prioritized technology investments in the places we see the strongest opportunities to differentiate and enable our customers to push the boundaries of what is possible.
  • Product and technology roadmaps designed for profitable and sustained growth.


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Up Next: SVP and CTO Mark Papermaster discusses AMD’s innovation driven engineering.





As of 2 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Watch the event live here.



AMD SVP and CTO Mark Papermaster just finished presenting AMD’s technology and engineering update.



Key takeaways include:

  • AMD’s upcoming “Zen” core drives it’s the company’s re-entry into high-performance desktop and server markets and puts competition back into the high-performance x86 CPU market.
  • Continued leadership in graphics, including an industry-first 3D High Bandwidth Memory solution planned for introduction this year with its latest GPU.
  • A breakthrough modular design approach that is expected to lower cost and time-to-market for both AMD’s standard and future semi-custom products.


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Up Next: Dr. Lisa Su returns to the stage to talk about AMD Computing and Graphics (CG).


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As of 2:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Watch the event live here.



AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su delivered the AMD Computing and Graphics (CG) overview, outlining the segments strategic focus areas and providing upcoming product updates, including a look at the product roadmap based on the methodologies and investments just discussed by CTO Mark Papermaster.




Key takeaways include:

  • AMD has a strong product lineup in 2015 across computing and graphics.
  • The company has and will continue to lead in key technology inflection points related to gaming and immersive platforms.
  • Future AMD innovations to be enabled by simple platform infrastructure, performance increases expected from “Zen,” and design methodology, “Zen” core, leadership graphics, and scalable platform design points.

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Up Next: Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager for AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom (EESC) business.





As of 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Watch the event live here.



AMD SVP and GM for Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom, Forrest Norrod laid out the long-term vision for this key business segment -- which has grown to represent 40 percent of the company’s revenue as of AMD’s 2014 Annual earnings report.



Key takeaways include:

  • Targeting growth across a number of high-priority markets based on leveraging high-performance CPU and GPU cores.
  • AMD’s re-entry into the x86 server market, providing choice and competition to our partners and the ecosystem, including our high-performance “Zen” core.
  • Driving GPU and APU technologies for HPC and machine learning leadership, lowering the barrier for developers to use GPU acceleration.
  • Rapid innovation through an open and partner-friendly approach, a key differentiator for AMD.


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Stay tuned for a wrap up of today’s event shortly, including links to related content.


As of 4:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.


Thank you for following along with the AMD 2015 Financial Analyst Day event. Today we outlined our sharpened focus on driving profitable growth based on delivering next-generation technologies powering a broad set of high-performance, differentiated products across the key areas of gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter.



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We know we have delivered a lot of information today and hope you share our excitement for where we are heading. If you want to dive in and learn more, here are some links to related content from today’s event:



It’s important to note that today is only the beginning of what will be a fantastic journey that we hope you’ll take with us. Stay tuned for more from us as what we’ve discussed today takes shape by following and engaging with us on social media and in the news.


Sarah Youngbauer is a Communications Manager at AMD. Her postings are her own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.