AMD Announces Strategic Agreement with Founder Technology, Second Largest PC Provider in China
AMD Processor-Powered Founder Desktop PCs to be Available Early October in China
AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Founder Technology today announced an agreement to offer Founder customers a range of systems based on AMD64 processors, which are recognized for their innovation and performance-per-watt leadership.
Founder, China’s second largest PC provider and the seventh largest global desktop PC provider, expects to launch AMD64 processor-based desktop PCs throughout China in early October 2006. The sales agreement will begin with desktop systems and expand to cover both the notebook and the server markets in the near future.
Attending a news conference in Beijing today were Qi Dongfeng, president of Founder Technology; Henri Richard, AMD executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer; and Karen Guo, AMD corporate vice president and president of AMD Greater China.
“As a premier technology brand in China, Founder Technology shares AMD’s passion for delivering exceptional innovation to its customers,” Guo said. “Through this strategic agreement, we can continue increasing innovation and customer choice by providing compelling options that help contribute to the healthy, robust development of the information technology industry in China.”
“Founder Technology’s collaboration with AMD is based on our shared understanding of the market. As a leading innovator of microprocessors, AMD has been providing PC users a viable choice through its consistent execution and top-of-the-line processors,” said Qi Dongfeng. “Founder Technology is one of the leaders in China’s PC market, and is committed to responding to customer needs with our high-quality products and dedicated services.”
According to IDC, Founder sold 2.5 million PCs in 2005, solidifying its market position as China’s second-largest PC maker.
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About Founder Technology
Founder Technology, a subsidiary of Founder Group, is one of the most influential publicly listed high-tech companies in mainland China. In the second quarter of 2006, Founder Technology’s PC sales grew by almost 34 percent compared with the same period last year, making it the seventh largest PC provider in the world and the fourth largest in the Asia-Pacific region. Founder Technology ranks number one in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of growth rate in total shipments. Meanwhile, the market share of Founder Technology achieved 13%, consistently ranked as one of the largest PC providers in China for last seven years.
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