Christmas has come early for AMD. The chipmaker has issued a statement to say it expects higher sales in its current — fourth — quarter than it previously forecast.
PC processor shipments are expected to exceed the previous record set in the first quarter of the year, resulting in overall revenue growth of 10% or more compared to the third quarter's $765.9m.
Consequently, the company said the Q4 operating loss will be reduced too, and it reiterated its ability to return to profit in the second quarter of 2002.
Within the processor segment, shipments for the Athlon XP processor were described as being "robust".
The processor segment will help offset the performance of flash memory, where sales are expected to be "no better than flat".