From the Consumer Electronics Show at the turn of the year, images were coming out of motherboards supporting the FS1b socket. This socket was a pin-grid-array, rather than a soldered on package which we had seen at Computex 2013. Then a couple of weeks later, we reported on a leak regarding several PGA system-on-chips with the Kabini name destined for the FS1b socket. Today AMD is formalizing that announcement into the AM1 platform – A Kabini APU combined with a socketed FS1b motherboard. We have examined Kabini in the laptop and mobile space; however AMD sees a market particularly in regions with low GDP. Users of these markets have asked for low cost systems that remain upgradable. With the AM1...

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