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AMD Discusses Impact of Coronavirus on Its Supply Chain and its Customers’

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AMD Discusses Impact of Coronavirus on Its Supply Chain and its Customers’

AMD CEO Lisa Su talked about the effect of the New Coronavirus on its supply chain and those of its curtomers, likely including Sony and Microsoft.

Today AMD hosted its Financial Analyst Day 2020, and chief executive officer Lisa Su discussed the effect of the New Coronavirus on its supply chain and those of its curtomers.

Su mentioned that AMD’s own supply chain is back to near-normal capacity.

On the other hand, while there have been disruptions in the supply chains of AMD’s customers, Su mentioned that there is “a lot of progress being made.”

For an overall supply chain standpoint, our supply chain is mainly focused in China, Malaysia, as well as Taiwan.

I would say it’s a very robust supply chain. We have taken a number of actions to ensure that we have continuity in that supply chain, and based on what we see today, we’re actually back to near-normal supply capacity in our supply chains. That’s something we continue to be very focused on.

We’re also monitoring our customers since a lot of our costumers have supply chains that are very dependent on China. We did see some disruptions that have gone through Chinese New Year and the month of February. There is a lot of progress being made.

I wold say all of us in the ecosystem are trying to return those operations to as normal as possible, and we expect that to continue over the next coming weeks.

With the PS5 and the Xbox Series X coming at the end of the year, many have been speculating whether the New Coronavirus outbreak could cause delays.

AMD manufactures the main components of the new consoles, so insight on their own supply chain and on the supply chains of their customers (which include both Microsoft and Sony) is certainly valuable.

Incidentally, during the presentation, one of the slides (which you can see below) mentioned that the next-generation is on-track for the Holiday 2020 season.

Unfortunately, this part of the slide was not explicitly commented, so we can’t know for sure that it means that AMD does not foresee any delays, albeit that’s certainly a possibility.

Earlier today, Su also mentioned that the PS4 and Xbox One have shipped over 150 million units as of 2020.

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