AMD Athlon™ XP Processor Receives Prestigious
Readers’ Choice Award From PC Magazine Germany
AMD processors chosen “Product of the Year” four years in a row
MUNICH, GERMANY --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that readers of PC Magazine Germany named the AMD Athlon™ XP processor “Product of the Year 2002/2003.” This is the fourth consecutive year that a product from the AMD Athlon processor family has received this Readers’ Choice Award.
Readers of PC Magazine Germany also chose AMD and the AMD Athlon XP processor for second place in the “Most Innovative Company and “Most Innovative” Product” categories, respectively, behind Microsoft Corporation and the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system.
“The Readers’ Choice Award from PC Magazine Germany validates the success of the AMD Athlon XP processor, the world’s highest performing PC processor,” said Jochen Polster, general manager, AMD Germany. “The readers of PC Magazine Germany are known for their passion for innovative products and technologies that benefit end users best. Considering the vast array of high performance and feature rich products in the IT industry available today and the number of companies bringing fresh ideas to market, we are especially honored to win PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.”
“For PC Magazine Germany – being the advocate of the end user – it is a pleasure to see that innovative companies like AMD care about technologies which benefit the PC user and enable them to make their computing experience more entertaining and more productive,” said David Goehler, editor in chief of PC Magazine Germany. “Our Readers’ Choice Award impressively demonstrates that AMD belongs among the most successful companies in the IT industry.”
About the AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed™ architecture and support for AMD's 3DNow!™ Professional instructions for enhanced multimedia capabilities. Depending on the core, AMD Athlon XP processors feature either 384KB or 640KB of on-chip, full-speed cache. The AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD's Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 266 or 333 front-side bus (FSB). 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 approximately $2.7 billion in 2002. (NYSE: AMD).
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