Press Release: AMD Clarifies Relationship with IBM
Posted By Van Smith
Date: August 14, 2001
Many of you may have seen various stories today regarding AMD and IBM. To clarify:
While AMD is focused on growing its enterprise business, AMD's products have historically been very strong in the retail channel. IBM exited the US retail channel in October of 1999. With IBM no longer focusing on an area where AMD's products have traditionally been very strong, it is not surprising that AMD's engagement with IBM became limited at that time.
IBM currently sells systems powered by AMD Athlon* and AMD Duron* processors in several geographies around the world, including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
With our strong product portfolio including new offerings for workstation, server and mobile computers, AMD plans to continue working with IBM to determine how AMD can help meet the needs of their customers.
Computer manufacturers refresh their product offerings on a cyclical basis throughout the year, and we work with them during each design cycle to determine how AMD's processors can meet the needs of their customers. This is an ongoing process, and we are always competing for business.
If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact Drew Prairie in AMD's PR department at 512-602-4425