Press Release: AMD Wins Microprocessor Award

Posted By Van Smith

Date: July 23, 2001

-System builders name AMD tops in vendor responsiveness, product availability among other categories-

SUNNYVALE, CA-JULY 23, 2001-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has won top honors in the CRN Channel Champions microprocessor competition. Computer system builders from throughout North America chose AMD over the competition in the microprocessor category.

AMD scored an 82.02 overall satisfaction rating to win the competition, and took top honors in vendor responsiveness and product availability.

The annual Channel Champions event is sponsored by CRN, a leading weekly trade publication for builders of technology solutions. This year, more than 4,000 solution providers rated 67 vendors in 21 high-tech categories. AMD was one of two entrants in the microprocessor category.

"AMD chips are fast and reliable," said Michael Rhea, owner of Mike's Computerland in Lebanon, Va. "We do a lot of our own testing and comparisons. If you set up a system correctly, you can have a 'killer' system with excellent performance."

"We're extremely pleased that AMD has been recognized by system builders, one of our most important market segments, for overall excellence and for our responsiveness to their needs," said Kevin Knox, AMD's director of enterprise segment marketing and business development. "The AMD Athlon(tm) and AMD Duron(tm) processors, winners of numerous awards, offer compelling solutions for the desktop and notebook markets with their high-performance, cost-effective Socket A infrastructure. The newly introduced AMD Athlon(tm) MP processor offers excellent performance and stable infrastructure for the server and workstation markets."

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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.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STARŪ Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors. These processors help manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).

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