AMD has two major product upgrades this year, the processor side is Zen4 architecture Ryzen 7000 series, graphics card side is RDNA3 architecture RX 7000 series, they will upgrade TSMC's 5nm process, performance, energy efficiency improvement is obvious, worth looking forward to.
Considering that in the past one or two years, the global semiconductor market has suffered from tight production capacity, shortage of goods and price increases, AMD has also made sufficient efforts to ensure new products this time, AMD CEO Su Zifeng recently revealed in an interview that the company's revenue will increase by 60% at the end of this year.
Revenue soared, and AMD had more products and quantities to prepare, so AMD paid an advance payment of $6.5 billion to suppliers, or about 43.3 billion yuan.
Due to the tight chip production capacity, including TSMC's foundry, customers are required to prepay large fees to allocate capacity.AMD's record advance payment is also obviously to grab TSMC's chip production capacity, especially this year's 5nm new products.
It is uncertain how much of the $6.5 billion is for 5nm Zen4 and RX 7000 graphics cards, but these two new products will obviously be a high focus, AMD this year's focus is still to increase the PC market share, product supply can not drop the chain.