AMD Sponsors Ferrari Formula One Team
Ferrari Formula One Team to use AMD processor technology
AMD [NYSE: AMD], a global manufacturer of high performance PC processors and flash memory devices, today announced it is sponsoring the Ferrari Formula One Team.
The partnership with Ferrari is one of AMD’s most significant sports sponsorship programs ever. AMD and the Ferrari team both share a determination to compete, strength to innovate, and a passion to win.
The AMD Worldmark logo will appear on Ferrari Formula One cars in race events around the world, as well as on the helmet and race suit of renowned Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello.
“Linking the AMD brand to a winning and prestigious company like Ferrari and Formula One racing reflects our core values of excellence and competitiveness,” said Giuliano Meroni, vice president, Sales and Marketing AMD Europe.
Additionally, the Ferrari Formula One Team has chosen powerful and reliable AMD processor-based PC systems to provide real time performance diagnostics to assist Ferrari drivers during Formula One races.
“People expect the best performance and reliability from a Ferrari race car. We expect the same from our support equipment including our computers,” said Jean Todt, Ferrari Team Principal. “We are pleased to have a worldwide technology leader like AMD among our official sponsors,” he continued.
Today Ferrari will unveil a new Ferrari single-seat Formula One racer brandishing the AMD Worldmark logo for the 2002 Championships during a worldwide press conference to be held in Maranello, Italy.
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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