AMD Powers HP Business Personal Computers To Connect Colombian Families, Schools And Businesses With The Internet
High-performance AMD Athlon™ XP processor 2000+ powers Compaq D315 Business PCs that will help bring state-of-the-art technology to Republic of Colombia
SUNNYVALE, CALIF --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its award-winning processors will power up to 180,000 Compaq D315 Business PCs from HP to help bring computer technology and the Internet to families, schools and businesses in several Colombian cities.
Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), the largest public services company in Colombia, and the municipality of Medellín chose the Compaq D315 Business PC from HP for a project designed to promote Internet access for groups that do not currently have computer technology. Qualifying families, schools and businesses in selected Colombian cities will be offered specially financed technology packages that include a computer, monitor, Internet access, installation, HP technical support, training and telephone assistance.
“AMD focuses on helping business and home consumers meet today’s technology challenges,” said David Garcia, vice president of sales for the Americas, AMD. “Our commitment to the Latin American market and our collaboration with HP Latin America and EPM has helped bring this complex and much-needed plan to fruition. We worked closely together to meet the municipality of Medellín’s goal of bringing computer technology to those who might not otherwise have access.”
Award-winning AMD Athlon XP processors deliver the outstanding performance, compatibility and stability required to meet the stringent technology parameters established for the project. Compaq D315 Business PCs from HP, powered by AMD processors, are designed for fast Internet connectivity and a great end-user experience while helping businesses reduce total cost of ownership.
“The Compaq D315 Business PC from HP, featuring AMD processors, will give Colombian families, schools and businesses the technology advantage they need to work, play and compete in today’s high-tech world,” said Lucio Galicia, vice president, Personal Solutions Group, HP Latin America. “The combination of installation and technical support from HP, Internet access from EPM, and outstanding software application performance from AMD processors delivers exceptional PC and Internet experiences to end users.”
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 advanced 266 and 333 front-side bus speeds. AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD's 0.13-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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