AMD to unload Socket 754 chips in developing world

— 10:33 AM on August 3, 2006

AMD plans to ship 1.41 million Socket 754 Sempron processors to developing countries, HKEPC has heard from its sources at motherboard manufacturers. The shipments will be made up of Sempron 2800+ and 2600+ processors, and the majority will go to China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and South Asia. Those areas will be allocated 450,000, 350,000, 300,000, and 200,000 chips, respectively, with the Sempron 2800+ making up almost 90% of the shipments. The remainder of the 1.41 million chips will go to India, the Middle East, and Africa.

HKEPC's moles say AMD has gotten in touch with mainboard and memory manufacturers in order to ensure sufficient supply of motherboards and RAM to complement the Sempron shipments. The initiative represents an opportunity to clean up Socket 754 motherboard stocks, the moles claim, and Intel's Celeron D sales in the developing world could also be hurt in the process.

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