AMD has employed two specialists from Qualcomm and Apple

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About 80% of the proceeds from sales AMD processors based on the architecture of x86, which are used in personal computers. However, due to the decline in the PC market, filed last year, and decreased its share of the market, AMD is looking for opportunities in this new niche of mobile processors.

AMD, second manufacturer after Intel processors, hired just two top managers with expertise in mobile chips on the architecture of ARM, although she always produced processors competing architecture x86, said on Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the situation .
Charles Matar, who took the position of vice president of AMD on the development of systems on a chip, previously worked at Qualcomm – the largest developers of ARM-processors and Meretskov Wayne, who became vice president of AMD software, before worked at Apple and developed chips for the iPad and iPhone.
AMD representative in response to a request to comment on the Reuters news agency, reported that the company actually hired two engineers for mobile processors, which should help the company move into new markets, but the names and details of new appointments were not disclose.
About 80% of the proceeds from sales AMD processors based on the architecture of x86, which are used in personal computers. However, due to the decline in the PC market, filed last year, and decreased its share of the market, AMD is looking for opportunities in this new niche of mobile processors, says the agency.
For 2012, AMD shares have lost 55% of its value. In the third quarter, the company saved by 1.27 billion dollars from a loss of $ 133 million and a reduction in sales by 25% compared to the same period of 2011. According to analysts of the company’s Mercury Research, the company’s share on the world market in the third quarter was less than 17%, which is about 9 percentage points lower than a year earlier.[via Reuters]

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