AMD Is Top Choice Among German Readers Of
PC Magazine For The Third Year In A Row
—AMD Athlon™ XP processor selected as “Product of the Year”— —AMD named “Most Innovative Company of the Year”—
MUNICH, GERMANY --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the company has been honored with the prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards of PC Magazine Germany for the third consecutive year. The readers of PC Magazine named AMD the “Most Innovative Company of the Year 2001/2002” and the AMD Athlon™ XP processor “Product of the Year 2001/2002.” The AMD Athlon™ processor ranked number two in product of the year category. In the “Most Innovative Product” category, the AMD Athlon XP processor took second place behind the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
“The Reader’s Choice Awards of PC Magazine are a true testament of the appreciation AMD and the AMD Athlon processor family are enjoying among end users,” said Jochen Polster, general manager, AMD Germany. “Readers and editors of PC Magazine Germany are known for their passion for superior engineering and innovation and understand the meaning of delivered performance. Considering the vast array of computing products available today and the number of companies bringing fresh ideas to market, we are honored to win these Reader’s Choice Awards.”
“We are pleased to see that innovative companies like AMD are driving technologies to market that make PCs more beneficial for end users. This is what our readers appreciate and acknowledge,” said Stephan Quinkertz, publisher of PC Magazine Germany. “Our Reader’s Choice Awards impressively demonstrate that AMD belongs among the most successful companies in the IT industry as a whole.”
About the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed™ architecture, 384KB of on-chip, full-speed cache, and support for AMD's 3DNow!™ 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.
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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