AMD to Compete with Intel for e-Governance Domain

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is all set to compete with Intel for all major government computer purchases in India, a domain which till now had been an area of virtual monopoly for Intel bringing it a revenue of more than INR 1,900 crore annually.

For the first time, governments in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have said they are willing to buy computers loaded with either Intel or AMD chips. These three states are among the largest spenders in IT implementation. This would create a level playing field between the two in future IT hardware tenders at a time when governments are expected to buy computers worth nearly INR 8000 crore in the next four years according to estimates by consultancy IDC.