Monday, May 30, 2022

AMD Showcases Industry-Leading Gaming, Commercial, and Mainstream PC Technologies at COMPUTEX 2022


At COMPUTEX 2022, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) showcased its latest innovations in computing technology to advance the high-performance computing experience. AMD Chair and CEO Dr. Lisa Su provided a look at the upcoming Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors with the new “Zen 4” architecture, which are set to deliver a significant increase in performance upon their launch in the fall of 2022. Additionally, Dr. Su highlighted the strong growth and momentum for AMD in the mobile market as 70 of the more than 200 expected ultrathin, gaming and commercial notebook designs powered by Ryzen 6000 Series processors have been launched or announced to-date. In addition, other AMD executives announced the newest addition to the Ryzen Mobile lineup, “Mendocino;” the newest AMD smart technology, SmartAccess Storage; and more details of the new AM5 platform, including support from leading motherboard manufacturers.

“At Computex 2022 we highlighted growing adoption of AMD in ultrathin, gaming and commercial notebooks from the leading PC providers based on the leadership performance and battery life of our Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors,” said Dr. Su. “With our upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors, we will bring even more leadership to the desktop market with our next-generation 5nm ‘Zen 4’ architecture and provide an unparalleled, high-performance computing experience for gamers and creators.”





AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Desktop Processors

Continuing to expand on the innovation and leadership performance of the Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors, the new Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processors are based on the extremely efficient 5nm “Zen 4” architecture. The new processors will double the amount of L2 cache per core, feature higher clock speeds, and are projected to provide greater than 15% uplift in single-thread performance versus the prior generation, for an unmatched desktop PC experience.  During the keynote, a pre-production Ryzen 7000 Series desktop processor was demonstrated running at 5.5 GHz clock speed throughout AAA game play. The same processor was also demonstrated performing more than 30% faster than an Intel Core i9 12900K in a Blender multi-threaded rendering workload.  

In addition to new “Zen 4” compute dies, the Ryzen 7000 series features an all-new 6nm I/O die. The new I/O die includes AMD RDNA 2-based graphics engine, a new low-power architecture adopted from AMD Ryzen mobile processors, support for the latest memory and connectivity technologies like DDR5 and PCI Express® 5.0, and support for up to 4 displays.


AMD Socket AM5 Platform

The new AMD Socket AM5 platform provides advanced connectivity for our most demanding enthusiasts. This new socket features a 1718-pin LGA design with support for up to 170W TDP processors, dual-channel DDR5 memory, and new SVI3 power infrastructure for leading all-core performance with our Ryzen 7000 Series processors. AMD Socket AM5 features the most PCIe 5.0 lanes in the industry with up to 24 lanes, making it our fastest, largest, and most expansive desktop platform with support for the next-generation and beyond class of storage and graphics cards.



The AM5 family features three levels of motherboards:

·        X670 Extreme: Bringing the most connectivity and extreme overclocking capabilities with PCIe 5.0 support for two graphics slots and one storage slot

·        X670: Supporting enthusiast overclocking with PCIe 5.0 support on one storage slot with graphics support optional

·        B650: Designed for performance users with PCIe 5.0 storage support

Motherboard models spanning all three chipsets are expected from partners including Asrock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, and PCIe 5.0 storage solutions will be available from a multitude of partners including Crucial, Micron, and Phison.


Expanding the AMD Ryzen Mobile Portfolio

With an incredible combination of performance and value, the new “Mendocino” processors will offer great everyday performance and are expected to be priced from US $399-$699. Featuring “Zen 2” cores and RDNA 2 architecture-based graphics, the processors are designed to deliver the best battery life and performance in the price band so users can get the most out of their laptop at an attractive price.

The first systems featuring the new “Mendocino” processors will be available from OEM partners in Q4 2022.


AMD Advantage Systems and AMD SmartAccess Storage

AMD Advantage laptops are designed to deliver great gaming experiences, offering state-of-the-art performance, beautiful high-refresh rate displays, great battery life and more. AMD Advantage systems feature AMD smart technologies, a collection of advanced capabilities that enable AMD CPUs and GPUs to work cohesively to help eliminate system bottlenecks and deliver maximum performance and efficiency. AMD today unveiled the latest addition to the smart technology family, AMD SmartAccess Storage, which supports Microsoft DirectStorage and utilizes AMD Smart Access Memory technology and other AMD technologies to help reduce game load times and accelerate texture streaming. More information about AMD SmartAccess Storage will be provided in the coming months.

New AMD Advantage systems are available from a number of OEMs, including systems from Alienware, Asus, Lenovo, and HP, and now also include system integrator designs from Metamechbook and Origin PC.

Corsair is also launching their first-ever laptop designed for gamers and streamers, exclusively with AMD Advantage, including an integrated 10-key streaming command center powered by Elgato’s popular Stream Deck software, and a 1080p high-fidelity streaming grade webcam.


Supporting Resources

·        Learn more about all of AMD’s Computex announcements

·        Learn more about AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors

·        Learn more about AMD Advantage and AMD smart technologies

·        Become a fan of AMD on Facebook

·        Follow AMD on Twitter


About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Billions of people, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research institutions around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focused on building leadership high-performance and adaptive products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website, blog, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.


Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the features, functionality, performance, availability, timing and expected benefits of AMD products including the AMD RyzenTM 7000 Series desktop processors, “Mendocino” processors and AMD Advantage Systems, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends," "projects" and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this press release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices; global economic uncertainty; loss of a significant customer; impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on AMD’s business, financial condition and results of operations; competitive markets in which AMD’s products are sold; market conditions of the industries in which AMD products are sold; cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; AMD's ability to adequately protect its technology or other intellectual property; unfavorable currency exchange rate fluctuations; ability of third party manufacturers to manufacture AMD's products on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies; availability of essential equipment, materials, substrates or manufacturing processes; ability to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products; AMD's ability to introduce products on a timely basis with expected features and performance levels; AMD's ability to generate revenue from its semi-custom SoC products; potential security vulnerabilities; potential security incidents including IT outages, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party intellectual property to design and introduce new products in a timely manner; AMD's reliance on third-party companies for design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components; AMD's reliance on Microsoft and other software vendors' support to design and develop software to run on AMD’s products; AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and add-in-board partners; impact of modification or interruption of AMD’s internal business processes and information systems; compatibility of AMD’s products with some or all industry-standard software and hardware; costs related to defective products; efficiency of AMD's supply chain; AMD's ability to rely on third party supply-chain logistics functions; AMD’s ability to effectively control sales of its products on the gray market; impact of government actions and regulations such as export administration regulations, tariffs and trade protection measures; AMD’s ability to realize its deferred tax assets; potential tax liabilities; current and future claims and litigation; impact of environmental laws, conflict minerals-related provisions and other laws or regulations; impact of acquisitions, joint ventures and/or investments on AMD's business, and ability of AMD to integrate acquired businesses, such as Xilinx;  impact of any impairment of the combined company’s assets on the combined company’s financial position and results of operation; restrictions imposed by agreements governing AMD’s notes, the guarantees of Xilinx’s notes and the revolving credit facility; AMD's indebtedness; AMD's ability to generate sufficient cash to meet its working capital requirements or generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow to make all of its planned R&D or strategic investments; political, legal, economic risks and natural disasters; future impairments of goodwill and technology license purchases; AMD’s ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; AMD’s stock price volatility; and worldwide political conditions. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Flash Express dominates logistics biz for Q1


L-R: Flash Express Marketing Director Dave Khodr; Flash Express Finance Director Carolyn Cao; Flash Express Brand Ambassador Robi Domingo; Flash Express Head of Legal & Compliance Atty. Sherry Lou Bernabe; Flash Express Reyjim Timoteo and Flash Express PR & Media Relations Manager Reginald Rex Pumihic

Flash Express, the fastest-growing logistics and courier services company in the Philippines, recently opened its first three (3) Flash Shop stores in Divisoria Mall, 999 Mall and Manila Textile and inaugurated the first batch of branded trucks to be deployed nationwide.


Within just eight (8) months of operation, Flash Express continues to be at the forefront of the logistics industry. Flash Express likewise continues to be the most preferred business logistics partner to date especially that it has realized all its business plans since it was launched here in the Philippines. It successfully kicked-off its business services namely Flash Express, Flash Home, and Flash Shop backed by its acquired world-class logistics requirements and business model ecosystem.


Flash Shop allows customers to send and pick up their parcels at the physical branches inside the malls and business establishments. Flash Express is set to open 112 Flash Shop branches all over the Philippines within the year.


Flash Home is a business offering that aims to help Filipinos to jumpstart their business by partnering with Flash Express or those entrepreneurs who want to utilize their commercial spaces as Flash Express’ delivery drop-off points which will only involve minimal investment and requirements.


Just recently, Flash Express inaugurated the first batch of branded trucks to be deployed nationwide to cater for the growing customer base of Flash Express.

Flash Express’ Head of Legal & Compliance, Atty. Sherry Lou Bernabe, said that the company is faring very well in terms of the fulfillment of all its business plans and promises to its customers. In fact, Flash Express continues to double down its efforts in order to be the most trusted business delivery partner and to be a household name in the logistics industry.


“With the combined efforts by our leaders, business partners, and employees, we are delighted to say that Flash Express continues to permeate the logistics industry and to enhance the experience of its customers. Our Filipino customers deserve a world-class courier and logistics services partner and that is what Flash Express is doing since day one”, Bernabe said.


Flash Express is still dubbed as the fastest-growing courier and logistics services company in the Philippines to date especially considering the surge in its distribution centers (Flash Express has 368 distribution centers as of this writing), as well as its continuous roll-out of Flash Shops and increasing number of Flash Home partners nationwide.


For more information about Flash Express, you may visit their website at or contact their customer service at or (02) 8539 4002.




Saturday, May 14, 2022

Nokia Moves HR Functions to Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM


Nokia has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to consolidate and replace its Human Resources systems in the cloud as part of its global digitalization program. Nokia will use a worldwide deployment of Oracle Cloud HCM to manage all HR processes, including recruitment, compensation, and performance management, for the company’s global workforce in its 130 countries of operation.


In 2021, Nokia launched its ‘One Nokia Digital’ strategy to support the company’s competitiveness by digitalizing its operations. As part of these efforts Nokia will replace its on-premises HR systems with Oracle Cloud HCM. Nokia selected Oracle Cloud HCM for its ability to standardize HR processes on a common data platform, which will enable Nokia to provide a consistent employee experience across teams and more easily manage and scale HR services globally.


“Optimizing employee care and experience is a central part of our people strategy. Our aim is to deliver organizational agility, a seamless employee experience, and efficiency gains that support Nokia’s competitiveness. We are delighted to partner with Oracle because Oracle Cloud HCM provides a strong foundation to build digital experiences with true user-centricity,” said Lisbeth Nielsen, Head of People Experience at Nokia.


“By leveraging best-of-breed solutions like Oracle Cloud HCM, we want to bring Nokia to the next level of digital maturity. The implementation will contribute to increased efficiency and productivity and will provide AI and data capabilities that we can take advantage of to develop business performance and agility,” said Alan Triggs, Nokia Chief Digital Officer.


Oracle Cloud HCM will enable Nokia to connect every process across the employee lifecycle, helping improve decision-making and reduce operational costs. With AI-powered technology such as digital assistants and hundreds of new capabilities added each quarter, Oracle Cloud HCM will also enable Nokia to take advantage of the latest innovations and best practices to operate its business more efficiently and better empower Nokia employees, people managers and HR professionals.


“Nokia has a culture of innovation that has enabled it to lead its industry for years, and with Oracle Cloud HCM it now has an integrated platform, powered by the latest emerging technologies, to support its current and future HR needs,” said Cormac Watters, EVP Applications EMEA at Oracle.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Why cloud ERP and risk management are a winning combination

 Here is an article by Julie Lev, Senior Manage for Product Marketing as she discussed "Why cloud ERP and risk management are a winning combination"

If one thing has become abundantly clear over the past two years, it’s that companies have no choice but to plan for the unexpected. Business leaders understand that uncertainty and disruption will always exist. We can’t always predict the next social or environmental driver, disruptive new business model, or emerging competitorbut we can control our responses and time-to-act.


The real challenge is how to leverage technology to plan and prepare.


The most successful companies know that today’s business strategies center on preparedness and the ability to continuously innovate. The best business plans are those that can quickly pivot in response to evolving markets, business models, and regulations. These companies understand the all-too-important connection between their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and their ability to make bold decisions to secure their companies’ continuity, competitive advantage, and financial viability. This is where a modern approach to ERP elevates a company’s ability to sustain itself. However, a modern approach to ERP must come with a modern approach to risk management.


What does modern risk management look like?

A modern approach to risk management is where security, risk, and audit controls are embedded in critical ERP processes, connecting IT, finance, operations, and audit teams so they can support ongoing change while maintaining control. This enables a continuous, collaborative cycle for risk prevention, detection, and response. And, it gives companies the confidence to make game-changing moves. Going global, adopting a new business model, supporting an increasingly remote workforce, or complying with evolving regulatory mandates won’t produce the hesitation that prevents timely action.


Cloud ERP and cloud risk management: A winning combination

Even the most agile, forward-thinking companies are challenged by the changing regulations and ever-evolving cyber threats which compromise the security of financial process and underlying business operations. Increasing amounts and sources of data, coupled with an expanding remote workforce, adds to the complexityamplifying existing vulnerabilities and introducing new risks.


But data can work to a company’s advantage and drive better decisions to help uncover insights. A modern approach to risk management is the optimal way to secure, manage, and analyze that data. A cloud ERP coupled with built-in cloud risk management give companies the right framework to grow, comply, and stay secure.