AMD makes it to the top 10 in the Lighthouse Systems Index

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is the biggest mover this month as it gained 6 positions to land itself on the 10th spot. The firm has enjoyed excellent financial results and analysts seem quite interested in its strategy regarding quad-core x86 processors. NEC has also jumped up 4 positions and is now at 6th spot. The firm continues to enjoy strong growth due to innovative products and has also launched the world’s fastest vector super computer. EMC’s announcement to acquire Berkeley Data has also helped it to nudge 2 places up. Freescale, one of the largest manufacturers of embedded semi-conductors has announced the opening of a new design center in China and has jumped up 5 positions.

Hitachi, the firm that had made it to the top 10 just last month, has dropped down 5 positions this month. Although the firm is a global electronics giant it is having a hard time competing with the likes of Dell, HP and Lenovo in the personal computers business and is pulling out of the household computer business. Qualcomm which has just launched its new Go Anywhere chip has also dropped down 5 spots.

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Duncan Chapple