Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) maker Diamond Flower Electric Instrument (DFI) plans to add AMD embedded processors in its product lineup later in the year, according to sources at the company. Aside from Advantech and ICP Electronics, which already include AMD processors in their lineup, DFI also plans to use AMD processors in its IPC products starting from the third quarter of this year with a focus on the Micro ATX platform, company sources noted. DFI, however, is not yet certain about which AMD processors and chipsets it will use, noted the sources.
Sources within Taiwan's IPC market point out that AMD's recently launched Geode LX900 processor will be used to strengthen the company's push into the UMPC (Ultra-mobile PC) market, while the company's Opteron 200 series processor is being pushed in the ATCA (Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture) blade server market in the telecommunications sector.
News source: DigiTimes