Press Release: New Mobile AMD
Duron(tm) Processors with AMD PowerNow!(tm) Technology Offer High Performance
for Mainstream Notebook PCs
Posted By Kathy Smith
Date: January 30, 2002
SUNNYVALE, CA-JANUARY 30, 2002-AMD
today continues to strengthen its performance leadership for mainstream notebook
PC computing with the introduction of the 1.2GHz and 1.1GHz mobile AMD Duron(tm)
processors. Featuring AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology, the PC industry's leading
dynamic power management tool, the new mobile AMD Duron processors can
significantly extend battery life without compromising performance.
"Our customers' success relies on AMD's powerful products and dependable resources. Not only have we consistently gained retail notebook market acceptance in the U.S., but we are gaining momentum internationally as well," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "AMD welcomes Epson Direct and Hitachi to our growing list of partners, as these two companies have recently announced new notebook designs in Japan that feature mobile AMD processors."
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.
Systems based on the 1.2GHz and 1.1GHz mobile AMD Duron processors are expected from leading manufacturers.
The 1.2GHz and 1.1GHz AMD mobile Duron processors are priced at $160 and $130, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For complete pricing information, please visit www.amd.com/pricing.
About the Mobile AMD Duron(tm) Processor
The mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimal mainstream solution for 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!(tm) Professional technology.
The mobile AMD Duron processor offers 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.
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 $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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Olga Flores Finneran
AMD Public Relations