AMD Supplies Computers for U.S. Naval Academy
--AMD teams with NCS Technologies, Inc. to provide computer systems for 1,192 entering freshmen--
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the United States Naval Academy has selected AMD Athlon™ processor-based systems from NCS Technologies, Inc., a Sterling, Virginia based computer manufacturer, for the incoming 1,192 members of the class of 2005.
"We are honored that midshipmen at the Naval Academy will enjoy the award-winning performance and reliability of the AMD Athlon processor," said David Somo, AMD's vice president of Sales and Marketing, the Americas. "As future leaders of our country's military, they will depend on cutting-edge technology to defend our nation throughout their career. It's appropriate these young men and women begin their military education with the performance and reliability leader, AMD."
Each year, computer manufacturers submit competing bids to provide computers for the U. S. Naval Academy's entering class. System stability and technical support are key considerations in the selection process. NCS Technologies, Inc. is providing 1.2GHz AMD Athlon processor-based systems with a 266MHz front side bus and Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology.
AMD has experienced significant PC processor market share gains in the small and medium business, government and education markets. According to first quarter 2001 Dataquest figures, AMD desktop processors commanded 37 percent of the North American small business market, 32 percent of government and 21 percent of education. AMD continues to vigorously pursue these market segments to bring reliable and stable platforms to business, government, and education end users.