AMD Gains Major Enterprise Design Win with MAXDATA
German OEM To Offer AMD Processor-based Computers
MUNICH, GERMANY --
Today AMD announced that Germany's third largest computer manufacturer MAXDATA plans to carry both AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors in systems targeting enterprise and small business users in Germany. With this design win, another important European OEM that services the enterprise market has chosen AMD processors.
"This is truly a significant win for AMD, because it demonstrates confidence in AMD technology for use in business enterprises. I am very happy that MAXDATA is joining the growing ranks of our commercial partners in Europe," said Giuliano Meroni, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Europe. "IT managers are looking for stable and compatible platforms. AMD microprocessor technology and the Socket A platform provides excellent stability and compatibility while offering outstanding processor performance. AMD continues to work on penetrating this important segment of the market, not only in Europe but also in other regions of the world. When it comes to meeting the needs of enterprise, AMD means business."
MAXDATA is one of Germany's most successful manufacturers of business PCs with thousands of resellers covering the office computing needs for top 500 German companies.
"MAXDATA's longstanding experience and its highly qualified customer base among large and mid-size companies provides AMD with an another opportunity to enter the commercial market," said Jochen Polster, Managing Director of AMD Germany. "We want to build on our success with the AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors. We believe that the cooperation between MAXDATA and AMD will be an important factor in expanding AMD's penetration into the enterprise market."
"We are convinced that the PC systems equipped with AMD processors are a great addition to our product portfolio, and that they will open completely new markets to us," said Joachim Gut, member of the managing board of MAXDATA. "AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors offer an excellent price-performance-ratio that we will pass on to our customers. With AMD processors, we'll continue to offer our partners and customers the hand-tailored solutions that they expect from us."
PCs are expected to be available in January from MAXDATA's Build-to-Order program, and in their complete system lines of high-reliability network PCs for business applications as well as PCs for home use.
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.
About the AMD Duron™ Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon processor and is designed to provide an optimized solution for value conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD Duron processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache; a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow!™ technology.
The AMD Duron processor offers value conscious buyers access to technology and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It reflects AMD's 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of more than 125 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured on AMD's 0.18 micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
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MAXDATA is a manufacturer of desktop computers, notebooks, servers, and of computer monitors. With revenue of DM 2.2 billion in 1999, MAXDATA is one of the top-ten IT products manufacturer in Europe.
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This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends." Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations, including the risk that MAXDATA may not introduce systems based on AMD processors designed for the enterprise market as scheduled or at all and that such systems may not assist the expansion of AMD into the enterprise market. We urge investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the United States Securities Exchange Commission.