Press Release: AMD Strengthens Lineup With New Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processor 


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: December 17, 2001

New mobile AMD Duron processor is highest performance PC processor for mainstream notebook computing.

AMD today demonstrates its performance leadership for mainstream notebook PC computing with the introduction of the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron(tm) processor. Featuring AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology, AMD's leading dynamic power management tool, the mobile AMD Duron processor can significantly extend battery life without compromising performance.

Compaq Computer Corporation is immediately offering its Compaq 700 series notebooks powered by the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor.

"AMD's powerful products and dependable resources continue to enable our customers' success. Since their early 2001 debut, AMD mobile processors have continued to gain popularity in notebook markets worldwide," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Mobile AMD Duron processors provide businesses and consumers with the performance, stability and compatibility they can trust for everyday notebook computing."

With support for the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, the mobile AMD Duron processor with AMD PowerNow! technology enables outstanding battery life and delivers exceptional performance on a wide range of industry-leading software, such as multimedia and office productivity applications.


Compaq will feature AMD mobile processors in its Compaq Presario 700 notebook series. The Presario 700 can be ordered immediately from the Compaq Web site at <http://www.athome.compaq.com>, with retail availability expected in early 2002.  "By combining the sleek design of the new Presario 700 series with the leading-edge power of the new mobile AMD Duron processor, Compaq continues its commitment to deliver the performance, design and affordability that mobile users demand," said Lorena Kubera, Director of Portable Product Marketing, Compaq Computer Computer Corporation.

Compaq Presario 700 notebooks based on the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor are immediately available for purchase on HSN through Dec. 22.

"HSN offers customers an opportunity to purchase the new mobile AMD Duron processor-based notebook PC, which features the battery-saving AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology and provides a broad range of options for mobile computing," said Jeff Taraschi, executive vice president for HSN.


The 1GHz AMD mobile Duron processor is priced at $160 in 1,000-unit quantities. For complete pricing information, please see www.amd.com/pricing.

About the Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processor

The mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimal solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow! technology, a dynamic power management solution that scales on both frequency and voltage depending on the need for processing power. It also features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache and data pre-fetch, a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology.

The mobile 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 175 million PC processors.

About AMD

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, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, 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).


AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Duron, AMD PowerNow!, 3DNow!, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.



Sean Cleveland
AMD Public Relations
(408) 749-5980
E-mail: sean.cleveland@amd.com 

Anne Salin
AMD Public Relations
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E-mail: anne.salin@amd.com