- Nov 27, 2007
Seriously?Yes and how can AMD possibly gain market share?Think about it.
AMD has to make more money to make more product to make even more money,wash, rinse, repeat.
If they can't increase their net income they can't increase their market share.
1. To compete you need to increase R&D not net-income. They've certainly done the former, going from $264M in Q4 2016 to $460M in Q2 2020 and "the best is yet to come". They've doubled their R&D spending since Zen's release:
2. They had massive debt to pay off not to mention a stupid wafer agreement with Global Foundries. Both of which have essentially been taken care of.
In a year AMD paid off $1B of debt while simultaneously adding $500M to the bank (and increasing R&D costs slightly):
Now that their cache reserves largely overshadow their debt they will surely increase R&D spending even more