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AMD64 gains support of over 1,000 OEMs, software & hardware developers

  • 12 February, 2004 14:33

<p>FYI – AMD has announced that more than 1,000 software and hardware developers, OEMs, systems builders and end users have recognized the benefits of AMD64 architecture—an industry-standard approach to 64-bit computing that delivers simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit performance.</p>
<p>For the full list of worldwide OEMs offering systems with AMD64 technology and global software developers supporting AMD64 technology please contact Elizabeth Dawson or Kate Andrews at Howorth Communications on +61 2 9904 4533 or pr@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>AMD64 ARCHITECTURE ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE—MORE THAN 1,000 OEMS AND SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE DEVELOPERS RESPOND TO CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR
AMD64 PROCESSORS</p>
<p>SUNNYVALE, CALIF—FEB. 11, 2004—AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced that more than 1,000 software and hardware developers, OEMs, systems builders and end users have recognized the benefits of AMD64 architecture—an industry-standard approach to 64-bit computing that delivers simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit performance.</p>
<p>“Innovating for the customer is what AMD envisioned when forging the path to 64-bit computing,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “This groundswell of support reflects the growing demand for AMD64 technology, which offers leading-edge 32-bit performance and an easy migration path to 64-bit computing.”
“Customer response has been very positive to Microsoft’s recently launched Customer Preview Programs for 64-Bit Extended Systems for both Windows Server® and Windows XP,” said Bob Kelly, general manager, Windows Server Business Group, Microsoft Corp. “AMD’s role in developing customer-centric technology that enables increased performance and scalability with 64-bit processing, while at the same time giving customers a smooth transition path from 32- to 64-bit applications, brings investment protection to a new height.”</p>
<p>Recent OEMs who have joined or announced additional support for
AMD64 products include Acer, eMachines, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Siemens, HP, IBM, NEC-CI and Sun. Some of the key customers choosing AMD64 computing solutions based on either AMD Opteron™ or AMD Athlon™ 64 processor include AIST, the Central Intelligence Agency, DaimlerChrysler, Ducati Corse, Ferrari, Los Alamos National Labs, the National Security Agency, Rhythm &amp; Hues, Sandia National Labs and Weather.com, among others.</p>
<p>About AMD64 technology
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to tomorrow’s high-performance 64-bit applications.
Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 35 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 1,000 partners and customers.</p>
<p>AMD on the Web
For additional press releases please go to www.amd.com/pressreleases. For partner press releases please go to www.amd.com/amdpartnersnews.</p>
<p>About AMD
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and system-on-chip solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. Founded in 1969, AMD is a Standard &amp; Poor's 500 company with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia.</p>
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