AMD-ATI To Launch Yokohama Notebook Platform In 4Q
By the fourth quarter of this year, Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies will jointly launch a new notebook platform, currently codenamed Yokohama, that utilizes AMD's Turion 64 X2 processors and ATI's future chipsets, which are currently known as the RS690M, RS690DC and RS790M, according to sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers familiar with ATI's latest roadmap.
Targeted to compete with Intel's Napa Refresh platform, the Yokohama platform may also include WLAN chipsets from Broadcom, Atheros Communications or Airgo Networks, the sources added.
Using ATI's chipset solutions, AMD will likely build its own Centrino-like platform for high-performance laptops, the sources noted.
According to market research firm JPR, ATI held 63.1% of the world's market of discrete notebook GPUs in the second quarter of this year. ATI's share of the overall market of graphics solutions, including integrated chipsets, was 31% in the second quarter, behind Intel's 54.9% but above Nvidia's 10.9%.
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