AMD requires to publish security analysis on the flaw later on Wednesday but did present an initial announcement of its own:
To be clear, the security investigation team identified three alternatives targeting speculative execution. The threat and the response to the three alternatives differ by microprocessor company, and AMD is not sensitive to all three variants. Due to variations in AMD’s architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time.
AMD rose somewhat after AMD issued the statement. The capital had fallen after Intel issued its statement earlier.
On Tuesday the News implied that the flaw did not impact AMD’s chips but rather primarily impacted chips from Intel. But Intel’s public announcement on Wednesday indicated that the flaw isn’t limited to Intel’s CPUs. That said, Intel did indicate it’s running with other companies, including AMD, to resolve the issue, and AMD’s initial announcement shows it is cooperating.
“As we typically do when a possible security issue is identified, AMD has been struggling across our ecosystem to evaluate and respond to the contemplative execution attack identified by a security research team to ensure our users are preserved,” AMD said.
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