AMD delivers first quarter profit

The company has reported a first quarter profit, crediting new graphic and server chips for the boost in prospects

Advanced Micro Devices delivered a first quarter profit in the latest sign that the PC and server upgrade cycle is gaining momentum.

AMD delivered net income of $257m (£166m), or 35 cents a share on revenue of $1.57bn, up from $1.18bn a year ago, according to a statement. AMD's revenue was down from the $1.65bn delivered in the fourth quarter. On a non-GAAP basis the chip maker reported a profit of 9 cents a share.

Wall Street was expecting AMD to report a loss of 5 cents a share. In a statement, AMD chief executive Dirk Meyer credited new graphic and server chips for boosting the company's prospects.

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