AMD CEO says Apple’s M1 chip is opportunity to innovate, underscores ongoing graphics partnership

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su sat down with journalists in a Q&A session following a keynote address at CES 2021 on Tuesday, fielding a variety of questions including a request to comment on Apple’s first foray into the desktop processor space.
Speaking to press via conference call, Su addressed a range of questions regarding AMD’s upcoming plans, the x86 platform and new developments in a highly competitive semiconductor market.Dr. Ian Cutress of AnandTech focused on the emergence of ARM processor designs. According to Cutress, ARM models are expected to greatly boost compute performance in the coming years and could begin to encroach on territory long held by x86 makers like AMD and Intel. ARM silicon is typically used in specialized deployments like servers, but the chip designs are now starting to show up in consumer products.

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