Goed nieuws voor AMD, want CEO Jerry Sanders heeft voorspeld dat AMD dit kwartaal mogelijk een break-even omzet zal halen. Hier de info van Techweb, afkomstig uit een press release van Reuters:
AMD's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W.J. (Jerry) Sanders III, told analysts at a meeting that business "looks terrific" and that the company is executing well. He also told analysts that revenues in the fourth quarter should exceed $800 million, which he said would be a record.
Sanders said that, barring any unforeseen events, "We believe our break-even goal is attainable."
[...] The chip maker had also previously forecast that it would be able to produce 1 million of its new Athlon processors by the end of the year, including the 200,000 Athlons AMD shipped during the third quarter.
AMD recently said it will able to produce 1 million Athlon processors in the fourth quarter alone, surpassing its previous goals. According to Sanders, AMD also expects to produce an 800-megahertz version of its Athlon processor in the first quarter of 2000, about three months ahead of schedule.
AMD previously said it expected to ship 5 million microprocessor units in the fourth quarter, including its K6 family and Athlon. That now appears to be conservative, the CEO said, adding, "It appears to be a floor."