New Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2200+ Delivers True Performance for Notebook PC Users On the Go
—Fujitsu Siemens, Epson Direct and Time Computers to unveil notebook PCs powered by new AMD mobile processor—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today introduced the high-performance mobile AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2200+. Featuring
AMD PowerNow!™ technology, the new AMD mobile processor gives business and home consumers a balanced combination of performance and mobility to boost productivity for notebook PC users.
Delivering true performance and extended battery life for an enhanced computing experience, the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ is immediately available in notebook PCs from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe. Epson Direct and Time Computers are expected to offer notebook PCs featuring the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor later this month.
“AMD is relentless in its commitment to deliver what’s right for the customer,” said Ed Ellett, vice president of Client Business for AMD. “The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ is designed with notebook PC customers in mind to offer high levels of performance and productivity at home, on a flight or a client’s conference room. The new mobile processor also provides choice for customers, delivering an uncompromised notebook platform.”
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor with 3DNow!™ Professional technology, combined with a notebook featuring DDR memory technology, delivers compelling performance gains on memory-intensive applications such as office productivity, gaming and Internet content creation. With QuantiSpeed™ architecture, the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ also enables extreme performance for the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
“Fujitsu Siemens’ consumer notebook PCs powered by AMD Athlon XP processors continue to showcase leading-edge technology,” said Peter Esser, executive vice president, Volume Products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors offer high-performance notebook computing and are consistent with Fujitsu Siemens’ product offerings that provide our customers at work, home or school with the ultimate mobile experience.”
“Combining AMD processor technology with our feature-rich notebooks brings an exciting computing experience to today’s demanding customers,” said Brian Trevaskiss, marketing director for Time Group Ltd., the largest PC builder in the United Kingdom. “With the powerful mobile AMD Athlon XP processors, Time notebook users will get the performance and productivity they need anytime, anywhere.”
Notebook PCs based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are immediately available in Europe from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in its AMILO A-x600 series. Additional computer manufacturers, including Epson Direct in Japan and Time Computers in the United Kingdom, are expected to feature systems based on the new mobile AMD Athlon XP processor later this month.
In the U.S., systems based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ are immediately available directly from HSN through www.hsn.com
. Notebook PCs powered by the new AMD mobile processor also will be available for sale on HSN during live broadcasts scheduled later this month.
The new mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ is priced at $186, in 1,000-unit quantities.
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, which incorporates a nine-issue, fully pipelined superscalar microarchitecture, a superscalar floating point unit, hardware data pre-fetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB). Other features of the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor include support for AMD’s 3DNow! Professional instruction set for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz and 266MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus options. Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD’s 0.13 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
AMD (NYSE: 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.
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