Press Release: AMD Supports Microsoft at Windows XP Launch

Posted By Van Smith

Date: October 24, 2001

AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor provides Extreme Performance for Windows XP.

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its support for Microsoft and the launch of the Windows XP operating system at the Marriott Marquis Theatre, in the heart of New York City's Times Square theater district. Windows XP represents a new standard in dependability and simplicity and provides both home and business users with the freedom to experience more than ever thought possible with a PC and the Internet. AMD has worked closely with Microsoft to ensure systems powered by the AMD Athlon XP(tm) processor with QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture provide Windows XP users with extreme performance for a great PC experience.

"AMD is committed to ensuring that systems powered by the AMD Athlon XP processor deliver extreme performance for Windows XP, helping it to become the most successful operating system ever," said Patrick Moorhead, vice president of customer advocacy for AMD. "The AMD Athlon XP processor with QuantiSpeed architecture together with Windows XP provides a great computing experience for both home and business users."

"Today's launch of Windows XP represents the arrival of a new standard of computing," said John Fredericksen, general manager of marketing for Windows at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is excited to have the support of AMD to deliver the great new computing experiences to our customers."

About the AMD Athlon(tm) XP Processor

The AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor features QuantiSpeed(tm) architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache, and support for AMD's 3DNow!(tm) Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities.

The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266MHz front-side bus.

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

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).

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