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Monday, September 20, 2004 4:32PM IST (11:02AM GMT)
 
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AMD Drives Performance, Security with New Mobile Processor for Thin and Light Notebooks; Acer Inc. Pushes the Speed Limit with New Ferrari Brand Notebook
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AMD (NYSE:AMD) today further expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer outstanding performance, security and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. Like all the award-winning AMD64 processors, this new low-voltage mobile processor also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

"In much the same way that the Ferrari race team continues to dominate Formula 1 racing, AMD again outpaces the field with our latest 32/64-bit processor for high-performance notebook PCs," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "Consumers and business professionals who refuse to compromise power for mobility will be excited by the combination of performance, security and 64-bit capability under the hood of the new Acer Ferrari brand notebook. AMD believes that AMD64 processor-based notebooks with EVP and SP2 offer one of the most secure notebook platforms in the industry." The new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks enables an exceptional mobile computing experience with extended system battery life made possible by AMD PowerNow!(TM) technology. As with the existing AMD mobile processors, PC buyers will benefit from wireless compatibility with today's most popular wireless solutions, including wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g.

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks is the first new processor model manufactured with AMD's 90 nanometer production process, which enables higher performance without increased power consumption.

Global PC vendor Acer Inc. has upgraded their popular Ferrari brand notebook with the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks.

"Acer continues to work with AMD to deliver the latest technology, highest performance and leading-edge security to notebook PC consumers worldwide," said Lutz Schoppe, Acer's business director for notebooks in Europe and the Americas. "Sales of our Ferrari branded notebooks have exceeded our expectations, attracting enthusiasts and building the Acer brand. We expect similar results for the new Ferrari 3400 model based on the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks."

The Ferrari 3400 notebook is expected to be available from Acer in Europe during September, with worldwide availability to follow in October.

Availability

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks is available immediately worldwide.

Pricing

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks is priced at $241 in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing details please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing.

About Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors

The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ is designed for thin and light mobile PCs, thanks to its reduced thermal design power and low operational voltage. Notebooks based on this processor will benefit from excellent processing power, 64-bit capability, HyperTransport(TM) technology for improved overall system performance, and an Enhanced Virus Protection feature enabled by Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 in both 32-bit and 64-bit operating environments.

About AMD64

AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications. The AMD64 architecture is also designed to enhance the security of your computing environment by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in Windows(R) XP Service Pack 2 and the upcoming Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron(TM) processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 55 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, AMD Opteron, AMD PowerNow! and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 
 
 
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