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AMD's Server Progression

Advanced Micro Devices promised a quad-core processor by mid-2007, as well as a new dual-core processor designed for mobile users and new platforms for the channel, at a technology briefing last week.

Marty Seyer, senior vice president of AMD’s commercial business segment, crowed about the chip maker’s strength in the server space and said AMD has increased its 2006 year-end goal to 30 percent market-share penetration, up from 20 percent.

At the end of the first quarter, AMD, Sunnyvale, Calif., held 25.7 percent of the U.S. server market and 15.3 percent of the worldwide server market, according to research firm Gartner.

“We are resetting our [server market-share penetration] target based on the momentum we have had,” Seyer said.

Looking out past dual-core servers, AMD CTO Phil Hester said its quad-core processor will have four true cores. “It is not a dual-core glued together,” he said.

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