AMD Updates Third Quarter Guidance
SUNNYVALE, CA --
Rob Herb, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer of AMD, said today that AMD continues to expect that sales of flash memory products will decline by approximately $100 million - or 30 percent - from second-quarter levels. He projected aggregate sequential revenues will decline in the 15 percent range. In the company's second-quarter release, it had projected a revenue decline of 10 to 15 percent. As previously stated, a revenue decline in this range would result in an operating loss for the third quarter.
Herb said the company continues to believe that PC processor unit sales in the current quarter will remain at or near the record level of the second quarter, when AMD sold 7.8 million units.
Herb spoke at the Wit Soundview Semiconductor Conference in Santa Clara, California.
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