AMD’s quite absence from Home and Small Office Media Server market over the years, as OEMs generally preferring Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium chips to power their systems, soon set to change by this summer. As the company discuss their forthcoming products designed to address Home Media Servers (HMS) segment, based around AMD’s ASB2 (BGA) and AM3 processor families, “AMD has a range of new embedded solutions based on ASB2 and AM3 platforms — processors range from single-core 8W TDP for fan-less designs to multi-core 25W TDP with enterprise-class capabilities such as ECC to memory. AMD offers variety of solutions that can be used with Microsoft’s Home Media Server family of operating systems. And Microsoft has been hard at work on next version of Windows Home Server code name “Vail” available from Microsoft Connect site. Coupled with these processors, AMD platform can include high-performance chipsets and ATI Radeon graphics capabilities, including support for HDMI, 1080p display, and multiple display configurations,” writes Dave Jessel of AMD.