Advanced Micro Devices’ interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances.
The tablet market is in a price battle and profit margins for chip makers are minuscule, said Kevin Lensing, senior director for mobility solutions at AMD.
“We’re evaluating [tablets] closely. It’s not our priority,” Lensing said.
Tablet sales are slowing, with the market concentrated around Apple, Samsung and low-cost Chinese tablet makers whose products do not play to AMD’s strength in areas such as graphics.
Instead of tablets, the company is concentrating resources on products in which it has the best chance to grow, which includes PCs, Lensing said. The PC market is slowly rebounding and AMD this week announced a new line of PC chips code-named Carrizo, which use as little as 10 watts of power.