Everyone knows that Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 10 will launch in the summer, but AMD’s (NASDAQ: AMD) CEO Lisa Su has confirmed the exact release date during her company’s most recent earnings call.
Su let the exact date slip when she was telling an industry analyst about the company’s plans to build up its PC business throughout the year. AMD is looking to expand this division of its operations, especially in light of its most recent quarterly results.
“With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we’re watching, sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up,” she said.
Of course these plans are subject to change at Microsoft’s discretion. However, Microsoft seems to be committed to having Windows 10 launch this summer so if it does change it might not be too dramatic.
Typically Microsoft tends to confirm release dates for its operating systems with a 3 month lead time, so an official release date should be upon us soon. However, Microsoft is known for enforcing secrecy surrounding the official release dates of its operating systems so it probably isn’t too happy with AMD for letting this slip.