AMD Adds Toshiba America as Notebook Customer for Mobile AMD-K6®-2 Processor with 3DNOW!™ Technology
Satellite Series powered by 333-MHz AMD-K6-2 Processor
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD continued to expand its customer base for the Mobile AMD-K6®-2 processor with the introduction by the Computer Systems Division (CSD) of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) of the Toshiba Satellite 2545 series.
Announced today, the Satellite 2545 series is designed for business and consumer users. These systems, powered by the 333-MHz Mobile AMD-K6-2 with 3DNow!™ technology, are available immediately in the U.S. market.
The Satellite series incorporates a 4.3-gigabyte hard drive, 24X CD-ROM drive and a V.90 modem. The Satellite 2545XCDT offers a 14.1-inch active matrix display and 64MB of memory, while the Satellite 2545CDS and 2540CDS provides a 13-inch Color Bright display and 32MB of memory.
"Toshiba achieved great success with similar AMD-based notebooks launched in the Japan and Asia markets earlier this year. We are pleased to add Toshiba America as a customer for our Mobile AMD-K6-2 products," said S. Atiq Raza, AMD co-chief operating officer and chief technical officer. "As we continue to expand into new markets, AMD is committed to delivering powerful performance to all PC users."
About The Mobile AMD-K6®-2 Processor Family
The Mobile AMD-K6-2 processors operate at a core voltage of 1.8 Volts and dissipate less than 8 Watts of power running typical applications. This allows system vendors to offer notebooks with longer battery life and smaller, thinner form factors while retaining excellent performance.
AMD's new mobile processors are available in Socket 7-compatible, 321-pin ceramic PGA packages or BGA packages for smaller form factors.
All AMD-K6-2 processors deliver leading-edge, sixth-generation performance for today's demanding Microsoft® Windows® compatible home and office applications. These 9.3-million-transistor processors are manufactures on AMD's 0.25-micron, five-layer-metal process technology at AMD's Fab 25 wafer fabrication facility in Austin, Texas.
About 3DNow! Technology
3DNow! technology is the first innovation to the x86 processor architecture that significantly enhances 3D graphics, multimedia, and other floating point-intensive PC applications to enable a superior visual computing experience. AMD is the first PC processor manufacturer to offer 3D instruction enhancements for the mobile PC market. 3DNow! is a set of 21 instructions that use SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) and other performance enhancements that can open the performance bottleneck in the 3D graphics pipeline between the host CPU and the 3D graphics accelerator.
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