preloader

News

AMD Adds Yahoo Japan to a Growing List of Internet Service Providers Seizing on the Performance and Scalability of the AMD EPYC Processor

April 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM EDT
─ Exceptional memory features, access to a wealth of virtual machines and excellent hypervisor capabilities help accelerate Yahoo Japan’s datacenter services ─

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that Yahoo Japan Corporation will be the first internet service provider in Japan to benefit from the deployment of AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processors. The internet-search giant’s evaluation and deployment of AMD EPYC™ 7551P processors adds a notable customer to the ever-expanding list of global businesses committed to elevating the performance and efficiency of their server resources with AMD.

The EPYC 7551P processors are powering the recently launched Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415 servers purchased by Yahoo Japan. The combination of the EPYC 7551P processor and PowerEdge R6415 provide Yahoo Japan with a highly scalable, single-socket server solution. With the new EPYC processors, Yahoo Japan has access to a no-compromise, single-socket processor that is ideal for the business’ hypervisor applications, delivering a superior balance of core density, memory, and I/O bandwidth.

“The EPYC 7000 series shows time and again just how innovative and flexible our next-generation of AMD processors can be. We knew that our single-socket and dual-socket solutions would drive real appeal in a datacenter market ready for a shakeup, but we’ve also achieved a serious level of differentiation in high-performance computing, virtualization, storage and more, that is drawing global attention, evaluation and adoption among some great customers,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Enterprise Solutions. “Yahoo Japan’s deployment of EPYC marks a notable achievement for our new family of processors. Japan plays a key role in the evolution of the data center market and all the adjacent industries that depend on those data centers.”

Nobuhiro Takasawa, vice president of Yahoo Japan Site Operations, Yahoo Japan, said, “Yahoo Japan is very selective in choosing which systems meet our high-standards for performance and optimization in the datacenter. AMD EPYC was able to meet those requirements while also lowering total-cost-ownership using a single-socket platform. This first engagement with AMD EPYC begins a significant new relationship between our companies. Yahoo Japan is excited about the future AMD product roadmap and the commitment AMD is showing to the needs of the server customer.”

Additional Resources

  • EPYC processors on AMD.com
  • Follow AMD datacenter developments on Twitter @AMDServer

About AMD
For more than 45 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, and Facebook and Twitter pages.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, EPYC, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including the features, functionality, availability, timing, and expected benefits of AMD’s deployment of EPYC™ 7000 series processors to Yahoo Japan Corporation, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "intends," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates," "anticipates," or the negative of these words and phrases, other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this document are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this document and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD has a wafer supply agreement with GF with obligations to purchase all of its microprocessor and APU product requirements, and a certain portion of its GPU product requirements, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, its business could be adversely impacted; AMD relies on third parties to manufacture its products, and if they are unable to do so on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies, AMD’s business could be materially adversely affected; failure to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products could negatively impact its financial results; the success of AMD’s business is dependent upon its ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers while supporting and coinciding with significant industry transitions; if AMD cannot generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing, it may face a cash shortfall and be unable to make all of its planned investments in research and development or other strategic investments; the loss of a significant customer may have a material adverse effect on AMD; AMD’s receipt of revenue from its semi-custom SoC products is dependent upon its technology being designed into third-party products and the success of those products; global economic uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; AMD may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD has a large amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect its financial position and prevent it from implementing its strategy or fulfilling its contractual obligations; the agreements governing AMD’s notes and the Secured Revolving Line of Credit impose restrictions on AMD that may adversely affect its ability to operate its business; the products that AMD sells are complex and may be subject to security vulnerabilities that could result in, among other things, the loss, corruption or misuse of confidential data by unauthorized third parties or system performance issues. AMD's efforts to prevent and address security vulnerabilities can be costly and may be partially effective or not successful at all; AMD's issuance to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of warrants to purchase 75 million shares of its common stock, if and when exercised, will dilute the ownership interests of its existing stockholders, and the conversion of the 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 may dilute the ownership interest of its existing stockholders, or may otherwise depress the price of its common stock; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products could materially adversely affect it; the demand for AMD’s products depends in part on the market conditions in the industries into which they are sold. Fluctuations in demand for AMD’s products or a market decline in any of these industries could have a material adverse effect on its results of operations; AMD’s ability to design and introduce new products in a timely manner is dependent upon third-party intellectual property; AMD depends on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components to support its business; if AMD loses Microsoft Corporation’s support for its products or other software vendors do not design and develop software to run on AMD’s products, its ability to sell its products could be materially adversely affected; and AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and AIB partners subjects it to certain risks.  Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2017.

PR Contact:
Gary Silcott
+1 (512) 602-0889
Gary.Silcott@amd.com

Investor Contact:
Laura GravesLaura.Graves@amd.com
+1 (408) 749-9467

Primary Logo

Source: Advanced Micro Devices