AMD Wins Major Awards At CeBIT
--Prestigious honors for AMD’s next-generation “Hammer” processor, the AMD Athlon™ XP processor, and the company’s manufacturing excellence--
HANOVER, GERMANY --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has captured top European press awards presented at CeBIT, the world’s largest IT tradeshow. They include:
- “CeBIT Highlights 2002” in the hardware category for AMD’s upcoming “Hammer” processor from CHIP magazine
- “Innovation of the Year 2001/2002” for the AMD Athlon™ XP processor from PC Professionell
- “Manufacturer of the Year 2001/2002” from PC Direkt
“These awards attest to AMD’s leadership in product innovation and manufacturing excellence. With our superior products, we are determined to make our customers even more successful,” said Giuliano Meroni, vice president, Sales & Marketing, AMD Europe.
This is the second time AMD has received the top award in the hardware category of CHIP magazine. This year’s “CeBIT Highlights 2002” award -- better known as the “CeBIT Oscar”-- was given to AMD for its next-generation processor codenamed “Hammer,” which outclassed 500 contenders in the hardware category. First shipments of the AMD “Hammer” processor are expected at the end of 2002.
Previously, AMD won the same prize for the first AMD Athlon processor based on copper interconnect technology produced at AMD’s leading-edge Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany. Fab 30 will also be producing “Hammer” processors, incorporating advanced silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology and 0.13 micron interconnects.
“Hammer” processors are designed to offer a seamless migration path from 32-bit to 64-bit computing as well as unparalleled performance on both 32-bit and 64-bit software. They will be AMD’s first x86 processors to have a fully-integrated DDR memory controller and “Hammer” processor-based solutions are expected to be the first to incorporate a full HyperTransport™ technology-based chipset. Both technology advancements help remove bottlenecks and speed the flow of information through the PC. The “Hammer” processor family will be extremely versatile, with processor versions planned to power systems from thin-and-light notebooks to 8-way enterprise servers.
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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