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AMD was able to post sales totalling 5.1 billion euros ($5.6 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2022. AMD EPYC processors for datacenter environments were particularly in demand, which therefore contributed significantly to this result.

The chip giant was able to record sales totaling $5.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022. This was 16 percent more than in the same period in 2021. AMD CEO Lisa Su said the main reason for these good results in a difficult market was the company’s good market position in certain segments.

Market segments

Especially in the datacenter segment, AMD scored very well. AMD posted datacenter revenues of $1.7 billion in this quarter. This is an increase of 42 percent compared to a year earlier. Mainly due to sales of the AMD EPYC server processors.

Another market segment that did well in the last quarter of 2022 is the embedded segment. This market segment recorded revenues of $1.4 billion, mainly due to now-included revenues from the acquired Xilinx.

Market segments that fared less included the gaming segment, where revenue fell 7 percent to $1.6 billion, and the PC segment. In the latter segment, revenue fell a whopping 51 percent in the fourth quarter of last year to a total of $903 million.

Annual figures 2022

In addition to the latest quarterly figures, AMD also announced its figures for all of 2022. In the past year, total revenue of $23.6 billion was recorded. This is 44 percent more than for all of 2021. When the combined sales of AMD and the acquired Xilinx are combined, sales in 2022 come to $24.1 billion or 20 percent higher than that of 2021.

The datacenter, embedded and gaming segments performed particularly well overall last year. Sales from these segments were tempered by those from the PC segment.

AMD grows hard at the expense of Intel

Whereas AMD managed to post higher figures, Intel is currently seeing the opposite effect. Intel has announced sharply lower figures. Intel is still a few sizes bigger than AMD, though. However, Intel’s dominance is waning. Because AMD is very competitive in all market segments, both in terms of performance and price.

Expectations for this year

For all of 2023, the chip giant is not yet making any statements about expected sales. In this, AMD also follows competitors such as Intel who, due to macroeconomic and geopolitical developments, do not yet want to make any statements on this.

For the first quarter of this year, however, the chip giant expects a 10 percent drop in sales compared to the first quarter of 2022. Expected sales should come to about $5.3 billion (plus or minus $300 million). AMD further expects the PC and gaming segments to decline even more and only partially offset by positive results from the data center and embedded segments.

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