AMD Technology Powers Next-Gen Microsoft Surface
Microsoft's original Surface...
AMD is pleased as punch to be the company powering the new Surface 2.0. "AMD embedded solutions allow designers to take advantage of the industry-standard efficiencies of x86 without sacrificing performance," said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD. “Never has this been more apparent than with Samsung SUR40, which takes full advantage of the highly visual and interactive capabilities of AMD’s current embedded processors and leading graphics. And, we expect to see a wide array of unique designs and form factors emerge as our next-generation embedded platform, the AMD G-Series based on AMD Fusion technology, comes to market."
And it's decidedly sexier replacement
If Surface 2.0 takes off (relatively speaking), it'll be a nice feather in AMD's hat as the company rebuilds its brand perceptions and goes chasing for the embedded market. Along the way, we hope it picks up additional software developers. The original Surface was interesting precisely because it offered a very different set of capabilities compared to other devices—hopefully Surface 2.0 extends what made the first one interesting.