PC World Names AMD Athlon™ XP Processor Computer Product Of The Year
—World’s largest technology magazine recognizes the quality and performance of AMD’s flagship processor—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the AMD Athlon XP processor won the 2002 PC World World Class Award for Computer Product of the Year. PC World’s editors, testers and contributors evaluated hundreds of computer, hardware, software and Internet products based on performance, value, consistency and innovation to determine the Computer Product of the Year.
“We remain focused on the improved software performance and true customer benefits offered by AMD’s leadership in microprocessor design,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “The AMD Athlon XP processor’s selection as Computer Product of the Year further validates our mission to provide business and home consumers with the highest level of overall computer performance, rather than solely relying on processor frequency.”
“From printers to personal finance software, corporate PCs to search engines, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award program,” stated Kevin McKean, editorial director of PC World. “Congratulations to AMD for receiving the Computer Product of the Year. ”
Since its launch in October 2001, the AMD Athlon XP processor and computer systems based on the AMD Athlon XP processor have won more than 30 awards worldwide. In all, the AMD Athlon processor family, which debuted in August 1999, and systems based on such processors have won more than 100 awards worldwide, including PC World’s World Class Award for overall Product of the Year in 2000.
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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