Press Release:  AMD Introduces 1.2GHZ Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 4 And 950MHZ Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processors; Increases Momentum In Notebook PC Market


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: November 12, 2001

New AMD mobile processors deliver outstanding performance with Windows® XP.

-AMD today introduced the 1.2GHz mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 4 and 950MHz mobile AMD Duron(tm) processors with AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology, the industry's most sophisticated power management solution. Since their introduction earlier this year, AMD mobile processors have achieved significant market acceptance in the U.S. retail notebook market.

The 1.2GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor delivers high performance on a wide range of business productivity and multimedia applications. The mobile AMD Duron processor offers a robust combination of performance and features for value notebook PCs. Both new AMD mobile processors are compatible with the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system, and deliver exceptional performance on a wide range of industry-leading software.

Compaq Computer Corporation is expected to offer notebook PCs based on the 1.2GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 and 950MHz mobile AMD Duron processors later this quarter.

"AMD worked with Microsoft on optimizations for AMD PowerNow! technology to ensure the best possible user experience with Windows XP. Together, the new mobile processors and Windows XP provide outstanding performance improvements in communications and digital media applications," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "AMD mobile processors continue to excel in the marketplace since their introduction earlier this year. With the battery-saving features provided by AMD PowerNow! technology, these processors have enabled AMD to increase its momentum in the notebook PC market."

"By combining the sleek design of the new Presario 700 series with the leading-edge power of the new mobile AMD Athlon 4 and mobile AMD Duron processors, 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 Corporation.


Compaq plans to feature AMD mobile processors in its Compaq Presario 700 notebook series. The Presario 700 can be ordered from the Compaq Web site at http://www.athome.compaq.com, and "Built for You" kiosks located in participating retailers, beginning Nov. 21.

The 1.2GHz AMD mobile Athlon 4 processor is priced at $525 and the 950MHz mobile AMD Duron processor is priced at $160, all in 1,000-unit quantities. For complete pricing information, please see:

About the Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 4 Processor

The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor features 384 KB of on-chip, full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch (256KB of on-chip level (L2) cache and 128 Kbytes of on-chip level (L1) cache), a superscalar floating-point unit, support for AMD's 3DNow!(tm) Professional instruction set for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life up to 30 percent.

The mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus, providing the highest bandwidth available for notebook PCs.

Mobile AMD Athlon 4 processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.18-micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.

About the Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processor

The new mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimized solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow! technology, 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 new 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).

Cautionary Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations, including the risk that OEM partner systems incorporating the 1.2GHz mobile AMD Athlon 4 and 950MHz AMD Duron processors may not be released on schedule or at all. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.


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Catherine Abbinanti
AMD Public Relations
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Olga Flores Finneran
AMD Public Relations
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