Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that the AMD Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit (APU), previously codenamed "Bald Eagle," is powering the latest set-back-box (SBB) digital media players from Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.With high performance, low power, and broad connectivity, the new Samsung SBB-B64DV4 is an ideal fit for demanding signage applications that transform Samsung SMART Signage Displays into inclusive digital tools for a wide range of business needs.
Using AMD's Embedded R-Series APUs, Samsung SBB media players for digital signage deliver breakthrough HD graphics performance and support multi-video stream capabilities up to two displays, all in a power efficient and ultra-compact form factor.
"Digital signage is a key vertical for the AMD Embedded business," said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. "The AMD Embedded R-Series APU enables leading digital signage providers to harness high levels of compute and graphics performance within a low-power design envelope. AMD Embedded Solutions help designers atSamsung achieve aggressive form factor goals and drive down system costs while providing the rich multimedia their digital signage customers' demand."
The AMD Embedded RX-425BB APU combines a high performance x86 CPU with an integrated, discrete-class AMD Radeon™ R6 graphics processing unit (GPU) in a low-power configuration to minimize heat dissipation constraints and meet demanding energy efficiency requirements. The processor utilizes AMD's latest Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, created for advanced graphics applications and parallel processing capabilities.
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices closed yesterday at $2.7 . AMD has a 1-year high of $4.80 and a 1-year low of $2.14. The stock's 50-day moving average is $2.89 and it's 200-day moving average is $2.83.
On the ratings front, AMD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on March 25, UBS analyst Stephen Chin downgraded AMD to Sell, with a price target of $2.40, which represents a potential downside of 11.1% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on February 10, Citigroup's Christopher Danely reiterated a Sell rating on the stock .
According to TipRanks.com, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Stephen Chin and Christopher Danely have a total average return of 19.5% and 6.8% respectively. Chin has a success rate of 66.7% and is ranked #281 out of 3568 analysts, while Danely has a success rate of 68.4% and is ranked #1086.
In total, 4 research analysts have rated the stock with a Sell rating, 4 research analysts have assigned a Hold rating and 3 research analysts have given a Buy rating to the stock. When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $2.7 which is 7.0% above where the stock closed yesterday.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc is a semiconductor company with facilities around the world. It operates in two segments: Computing Solutions and Graphics and Visual Solutions.