AMD Launches 14-City Tour for North American System Builders
--Platform sponsors MSI, NEC-Mitsubishi and VIA Technologies join AMD's 'Fall 2001 Team AMD Tech Tour--
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the Fall 2001 Team AMD Tech Tour, a series of complimentary seminars that educate system builders on AMD's latest technology, begins Sept. 11 and includes stops in 14 cities throughout the United States.
The tour showcases key technology vendors in an expanded vendor fair, and offers support and guidance on AMD products, including the award-winning AMD Athlon™ and AMD Duron™ processors, and AMD's recently introduced dual processor, the AMD Athlon*#8482; MP Processor. Events also will highlight presentations from platinum sponsors MSI Computer Corp., NEC-Mitsubishi and VIA Technologies, Inc., who are expected to introduce their own respective product lines that complement AMD processor technologies and platforms.
"The AMD Tech Tour demonstrates AMD's commitment to our loyal system builders and provides an opportunity to share updated, technical information," said Lee Little, AMD's director of Field Marketing for the Americas. "Based on the tremendous support and popularity of previous tours, we are planning an even more exciting fall program. Our system builders and partners will gain insight into AMD's positioning in the marketplace, and we'll offer technical details that can help maximize the AMD experience for their customers."
"MSI is proud to be a sponsor of AMD's tech tour, as it has proven to be an insightful opportunity for us to reach out to resellers and system builders throughout the U.S., and continues our support of AMD products and technologies," said Calvin Wu, chief executive officer of MSI.
"The collaboration between NEC-Mitsubishi and AMD is beneficial to resellers and system builders, and we are proud to be among the sponsors for this fall's tech tour," said Al Giazzon, vice president of marketing for NEC-Mitsubishi.
"VIA Technologies is pleased to sponsor the Fall 2001 Team AMD Tech Tour, as it focuses on AMD's commitment to offer support and guidance for resellers and system builders in an interesting, educational setting," said Richard Brown, director of marketing for VIA Technologies, Inc.
The Fall 2001 AMD Tech Tour's vendor fair also will feature other manufacturers and distributors. Participants ABIT, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, EPoX, eVGA.com, FIC, Gigabyte, InWin, Iwill, Kingston Technology, Matrox, Microsoft, PINE, PowerColor and Smart Modular Technologies, Inc., are expected to exhibit their products and programs which support AMD technology and the system builder channel.
AMD plans to conduct seminars in 14 cities across the United States, including New Brunswick, N.J., Hartford, Conn., Atlanta, Milwaukee, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Cleveland, San Ramone, Calif., Phoenix, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., San Antonio, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. To register for a seminar or to obtain more information about the Fall 2001 Team AMD Tech Tour, please visit our Web site: http://www.amd.com/TeamAMD.
About the AMD System Builder Program
The AMD System Builder Program, with about 16,000 members in the United States and Canada, offers many valuable tools specifically designed for resellers who build and sell AMD processor-based PCs. Members of the AMD System Builder Program receive periodic news updates, information about AMD products and promotions, and much more