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stated that starting in September, Dell Dimension desktop computers would have AMD processors and that later in the year Dell would release a two-socket, quad-processor server using AMD Opteron chips, moving away from Dell's tradition of only offering Intel processors in Dell PCs.
CNet's on August 17, 2006 cited Dell's CEO Kevin Rollins as attributing the move to AMD processors to lower costs and to AMD technology.
Kevin Rollins, who had held a number of executive posts at Dell, became the new CEO.
In 2005, the share of sales coming from international markets increased, as revealed in the company's press releases for the first two quarters of its fiscal 2005 year.
At the same time, the company announced that, for the fourth time in five quarters, earnings would fail to reach consensus analyst estimates. In August 2007, the Company announced that it would restate its earnings for fiscal years 2003 through 2006 and the first quarter of 2007 after an internal audit found that certain employees had changed corporate account balances to meet quarterly financial targets.
In August 2005, Dell became the subject of an informal investigations by the U. On March 1, 2007, the company issued a preliminary quarterly earnings report showing gross sales of .4 billion, down 5% year-over-year, and net income of 7 million (30 cents per share), down 33%.
In 2004, the company announced that it would build a new assembly-plant near Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the city and county provided Dell with .2 million in incentive packages; the state provided approximately 0 million in incentives and tax breaks.
In July, Michael Dell stepped aside as Chief Executive Officer while retaining his position as Chairman of the Board.
Michael Dell became the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.Net earnings would have declined even more if not for the effects of eliminated employee bonuses, which accounted for six cents per share.NASDAQ extended the company's deadline for filing financials to May 4.AMD's senior VP in commercial business, Marty Seyer, stated: "Dell's wider embrace of AMD processor-based offerings is a win for Dell, for the industry and most importantly for Dell customers." On October 23, 2006, Dell announced new AMD-based servers — the Power Edge 6950 and the Power Edge SC1435.On November 1, 2006, Dell's website began offering notebooks based on AMD processors (the Inspiron 1501 with a 15.4-inch (390 mm) display) with the choice of a single-core MK-36 processor, dual-core Turion X2 chips or Mobile Sempron.