Press release: AMD SCORES MAJOR EUROPEAN ENTERPRISE DESIGN WIN WITH NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL
Date : 2001-03-05
AMD innovation continues to gain acceptance in commercial markets
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 5, 2001- AMD today announced that NEC Computers
International, one of the world\'s top PC manufacturers, has selected AMD
Athlon(tm) and AMD Duron(tm) processors for its PowerMate DT series of
commercial desktop computers. The AMD processor-based PowerMate DT series
will target European large enterprise and government markets, initially in
France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands. This major win
signifies the growing demand for AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors in the
commercial market. Systems are planned to be available immediately.
"We are delighted to announce today that NEC has chosen our technology
leading line-up of seventh-generation processors for its prestigious
PowerMate DT series desktop PC," said Giuliano Meroni, AMD vice president of
Sales and Marketing, Europe. "NEC\'s decision in favor of AMD offers further
validation that systems based on AMD\'s innovative processors and Socket A
platforms are capable of meeting the stringent requirements for enterprise
and government sectors."
"The proven performance of the AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors enables
outstanding productivity and system life for our commercial customers," said
Dominique Bourrus, Vice President EMEA, Professional Division, NEC Computers
International. "AMD processors deliver what our customers demand:
reliability, proven compatibility, as well as a consistent and long-lasting
platform. AMD will be vital in growing our European business."
About the AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
The AMD Athlon processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design
featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture
optimized for high clock frequency; the industry\'s first fully pipelined,
superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache
architecture, now featuring 384KB of total on-chip cache (256KB of on-chip
level (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache); enhanced 3DNow!(tm)
technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math
calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications.
The AMD Athlon processor features either a 266MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) or a
200MHz FSB based on the Alpha(tm) EV6 bus protocol. AMD Athlon processors
are manufactured using AMD\'s 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in
Austin, Texas and AMD\'s 0.18 micron technology in Fab 30 in Dresden,
About the AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon
processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for value
conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD
Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of
total on-chip cache, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar
floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow! technology.
The AMD Duron processor offers value-conscious buyers access to technology
and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It
reflects AMD\'s 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of
more than 150 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured
on AMD\'s 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
networked computer and communications markets, with manufacturing facilities
in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD produces microprocessors,
flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and
networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California,
AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE:AMD).
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