At the CES conference this year Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) announced the Fusion line of chips this week at CES. The company started working on Fusion the chips in 2006 after they acquired ATI Technologies. These new chips combine a microprocessor and graphics circuitry on the silicon. ?As far back as 2005, we saw that the integration of the CPU (central processing unit) and the GPU (graphics processing unit) was inevitable,? stated AMD General Manager of the products group Rick Bergman.
AMD’s Zacate and Ontario chipsets are made for mobile devices. And eventually AMD’s Fusion chips will be able to work on computers, netbooks, tablets, and laptops. AMD also announced the AMD Radeon HD 6000M graphic chips for notebooks. The 6000M is the successor to the second-generation DX11 mobile chip. About 25 million DX11 chips have been shipped to 10 major computer companies.