AMD Forecasts 10% Drop in 3Q Sales, Shares Fall

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Published October 11, 2012

| FOXBusiness

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) sees third-quarter revenue falling by 10% from the prior quarter due to weaker demand across all product lines.

Shares of AMD fell 6.25% after hours Thursday to $3.00.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker had earlier forecast earnings to fall by just 1%, but gave itself a plus or minus 3% cushion.

The company, which is scheduled to report earnings on Oct. 18, blamed the decline on the “challenging macroeconomic environment.”

AMD also sees a weaker gross margin for the quarter of 31% from its previous forecast of 44%, which it said is related to an inventory write-down of about $100 million due to lower anticipated future demand for certain products.

On a bright note, AMD said operating expenses are expected to fall about 7% sequentially due to efforts to tighten and better control costs.

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