AMD Breaks Into Thin And Light Market With New Processors Powering Fujitsu Notebook
—Low-voltage mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M processors deliver balanced combination of performance and power-saving features—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its low-voltage mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M processors will power the new Fujitsu LifeBook S2000 notebook. Less than four pounds and 1.36 inches in height, the first-ever AMD processor-based thin-and-light notebook available in the U.S. is designed to meet the challenging mobility and productivity needs of business and home consumers.
“With the introduction of the new low-voltage mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor, customers now have an exciting new alternative for lighter and more portable notebooks,” said Rob Herb, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for AMD. “AMD and its partners are delivering new thin and light notebooks for end-users who require outstanding quality, productivity and performance.”
Setting a new standard for price and performance in the thin-and-light market, AMD and Fujitsu partnered to deliver a notebook computer with integrated wireless communication and extended system battery life. The result is a travel-friendly tool enabling great productivity and long connectivity for end users.
AMD is deploying its low-power mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processors with an open architecture approach, helping to ensure OEMs can easily integrate their choice of 802.11 solutions into AMD processor-based mobile systems. With integrated WiFi-certified wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) capabilities available in the LifeBook S2000 notebook, in addition to its existing modem and Ethernet ports, mobile professionals can stay connected in several types of computing environments. The notebook also features two USB2.0 ports for enabling the transfer of large digital files in seconds.
“Mobile users are continually looking for ways to become more mobile, not just while on the road, but also at work, school or home,” said Toshio Morohoshi, president and chief executive officer, Fujitsu PC Corporation. “Fujitsu designed the LifeBook S2000 notebook with all of the mobile users’ needs in mind. The addition of the AMD processor enables us to offer a high-performance, aggressively priced system with advanced wireless capabilities that provides users with maximum flexibility to stay connected wherever their computing environment may be.”
The LifeBook S2000 notebook features AMD PowerNow!™ technology that helps extend the battery life of a notebook without compromising performance. In addition to AMD power management technology, LifeBook S2000 notebooks will feature a port replicator option for easy docking, a key benefit for business users.
“The thin-and-light market represents the largest and fastest-growing segment of the notebook PC market,” said Matt Sargent, director of research, Personal Computers, ARS. “The ability of manufacturers to customize their mobile solutions and offer a broad range of choices to notebook buyers becomes even more critical as small-businesses and home consumers join enterprises in the quest for portability and connectivity.”
All mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processors are Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Laboratory-qualified and are extensively tested for compatibility with thousands of business applications, including the most popular office productivity suites. The LifeBook S2000 notebook is available with a choice of Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional.
The LifeBook S2000 notebook featuring the mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor is available now through the Fujitsu retail and reseller channels as well as at www.fujitsupc.com or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT. Fujitsu customers can choose a recommended configuration or customize the LifeBook S2000 notebook utilizing the company’s Configure To Order (CTO) Program.
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP-M Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processors are compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and support the advanced 266MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus. The low-voltage mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processors are pin compatible with Socket A infrastructure, but are packaged in a smaller uPGA package. Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 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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About Fujitsu PC Corporation
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Fujitsu PC Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and the leading provider of ultra-mobile computing solutions. Fujitsu PC Corporation delivers high-performance mobile computing solutions for the North American market, including a wide range of LifeBook notebooks and Stylistic tablets. Fujitsu PC Corporation emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, user comfort and productivity, and outstanding customer service as primary competitive advantages. More information on Fujitsu PC Corporation’s complete line of mobile computing solutions is available at www.fujitsupc.com or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/
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