More Than 20,000 Worldwide Answer, “What Is Your Favorite Breakout Performance?” in AMD’s Online Survey
Montana Resident Wins Grand Prize; Lance Armstrong, “Star Wars” and “Theory of Relativity” Selected Best Breakout Performances
SUNNYVALE, CALIF --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Kevin Dukart of Montana has won the grand prize in the AMD Breakout Performance Survey Promotion, which started in January 2003. The promotion, which concluded on April 2, received more than 20,000 entries from 13 countries and asked voters to select from among 64 of their favorite breakout performances in the categories of sports, arts and entertainment, and science and technology.
“The AMD Breakout Performance Survey celebrated great breakout performances in history,” said Marty Seyer, AMD vice president/general manager of the Microprocessor Business Unit. “AMD believes that 64-bit technology will soon become a significant breakout performance in the world of computing. AMD is proud to be a part of the 64-bit evolution by launching its first 64-bit capable product, the AMD Opteron™ processor, on April 22, 2003. On that day, today’s computing world will experience a powerful new 64-bit alternative that also preserves the investment in 32-bit technology.”
Dukart’s grand prize is a desktop system based on the upcoming AMD Athlon™ 64 processor. In addition to the grand prize, 64 additional first prize winners from around the world were chosen at random. The first prize winners won world history books that celebrate worldwide breakout performances.
The Breakout Performance Survey asked respondents, “What is your favorite breakout performance?” in three categories. In sports, survey respondents chose Lance Armstrong for beating cancer and winning his first of four Tour de France races in 1999. In arts and entertainment, "Star Wars" received the most votes for introducing the world to the Jedi and the Empire in 1977. And in science and technology, Albert Einstein writing his "Theory of Relativity” in 1905 swept the category.
Other top answers included the U.S. hockey team winning the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, the Beatles launching the "British Invasion" in the U.S. and debuting on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, and Leonardo da Vinci painting the Mona Lisa in 1503.
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