AMD Gains Key Public Administration Win
Italian government selects Olivetti brand systems featuring AMD Athlon™ processor
MILANO, ITALY --
AMD announced today that two large Italian government agencies have selected AMD Athlon™ processor-based computers for use in their government systems. Italy's Ministry of Justice and Consip, a department of the Ministry of Treasury, plan to implement the Olivetti MK800, a desktop computer featuring the award-winning AMD Athlon™ processor. Italian PC company ICS SpA, which holds the exclusive licensee rights for the Olivetti brand, manufacturers the Olivetti MK800.
"This win demonstrates continued confidence in AMD's innovative technology, and represents AMD's long-term strategy in penetrating the public sector," said Giuliano Meroni, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Europe. "We are pleased that the public sector will now benefit from the award-winning performance, reliability, and stability of the AMD Athlon™ processor. This success in Italy, together with commercial wins in the United States and Europe, builds momentum for AMD in the commercial and government sectors, and demonstrates the continued strength of the AMD brand in Europe."
"The relationship developed with AMD is key for ICS," said Carlo Fulchir, CEO of Finmark group, the parent company of ICS. "It allows ICS to supply reliable and powerful systems in line with the tradition of a great brand. In particular, this supply will re-launch the Olivetti historic brand - for which ICS is the exclusive licensee for PC production - into the public-administration segment. The combination of Olivetti's brand tradition and AMD's innovation provides a winning combination for both companies."
About the AMD Athlon™ Processor
The AMD Athlon™ processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture optimized for high clock frequency; the industry's first fully pipelined, superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache architecture, now featuring 256KB of on-chip level (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache; enhanced 3DNow!™ technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications; and a 200MHz system interface based on the Alpha™ EV6 bus protocol with support for scalable multiprocessing. AMD Athlon™ processors are manufactured using AMD's aluminum 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in Austin, Texas and AMD's 0.18 micron copper technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.