Upcoming AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Named ‘Best PC Processor’ By Microprocessor Report
SUNNYVALE, CA --
The AMD Athlon™ 64 processor has won the Microprocessor Report Analysts’ Choice for Best PC Processor at the prestigious Microprocessor Report’s Analysts’ Choice Awards 2002. For the desktop and mobile markets, the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor competed for the award with both Intel’s Pentium® 4 and Pentium M processors. The AMD Athlon 64 processor, designed to run both 32-bit and 64-bit applications, is planned to launch in September 2003.
“AMD is honored to receive this award from Microprocessor Report,” said Rob Herb, executive vice president, chief sales and marketing officer for AMD. “We believe the future of computing, from high-end servers to mainstream desktop and notebook PCs, will be based on pervasive 64-bit computing. This award further validates AMD’s leadership position in the 64-bit evolution.”
“We feel that AMD’s unique approach to 64-bit computing will set the standard for the PC industry for the next decade,” said Kevin Krewell, senior analyst, InStat/MDR. “In selecting the winner for this award, we sought to recognize the company that drove industry innovation for PC processor technology.”
The Microprocessor Report Analyst’s Choice Award is the first award the upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor has received. Award recipients are selected based on an extensive process by the Microprocessor Report analysts. The analyst team not only reviewed products introduced during the course of 2002, but looked at emerging microprocessor technology that was available in sample quantities. This win marks the third time the AMD Athlon family of products has been recognized for its processor technology by Microprocessor Report.
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 approximately $2.7 billion in 2002. (NYSE: AMD).
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