AMD Hits the Road on 32-City AMD Tech Tour 2003
AMD meeting with North American system builder partners
Sunnyvale, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) has kicked off a 32-city Tech Tour, with an inaugural event Tuesday evening in San Francisco.
Centered on the theme, “Bridge the Future with AMD64 Technology,” the AMD Tech Tour 2003 provides an opportunity for system builders throughout the United States and Canada to hear the latest technical information about the full range of AMD’s microprocessor products. Discussions will focus on AMD64 technology and the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations, as well as the upcoming AMD Athlon™ 64 processor for mobile and desktop computing. System builders can learn how to further differentiate their product offerings based on the performance, value and investment protection offered by AMD64 technology, which extends the industry-standard x86 instruction set architecture across 32- and 64-bit platforms. Participants can also attend breakout sessions designed to strengthen their partnerships and marketing strategies.
“AMD is dedicated to supporting our system builder partners as they bridge the future with 64-bit computing,” said Robert Fuller, director of North American field marketing, AMD. “We believe AMD64 technology, with its superior performance and legacy 32-bit compatibility, is going to play a big role in helping system builders strengthen their business in the white box server and workstation markets. End-user customers, who want the freedom to choose the computing solution that best meets their needs, turn to AMD and system builders.”
There will be a wide variety of hardware and software vendors in attendance. Participating in numerous locales, representatives from ABIT, Albatron, Aopen, ASUS, Avnet, AVUS, D&H, Fujitsu, Giga-Byte, HP Invent, MA Labs, MSI, Maxtor and NVIDIA, as well as NASBA and CMP Media’s CRN and VARBusiness publications, are expected to be on hand to discuss their products and system builder partnership programs.
"CMP Media, with our publications and Web sites to our events and training, is focused on providing information and content to the solution provider community and the IT market," said Charles Humphrey, vice president, Channel Programs and New Product Development for CMP Media's Technology Solutions Group. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in AMD's Tech Tour 2003, as this is yet another platform for us to provide information and insight to solution providers to help grow their businesses."
“We are committed to providing superior technology forums for the system builder community,” said Fuller. “In conjunction with our innovative, customer-focused products such as the AMD Opteron processor, the AMD Tech Tour is designed to help our partners achieve an ever-increasing level of success.”
Scheduled stops on the tour include Anaheim, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Cincinnati, City of Industry, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Long Island, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, Newark, Orlando, Ottawa, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington DC. For specific tour dates, locations and registration, please visit www.amd.com/techtour2003
Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD (NYSE: 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 Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and silicon-based solutions for communications and networking applications.
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