AMD Announces ASI Corp. As AMD Processor
Distributor In North America
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today a distribution agreement with ASI Corp., a leading distributor of computer components and peripheral products in North America, to deliver the full range of AMD processors for desktop, mobile, server and workstation computing. With this agreement, AMD is building on its success in the channel serving partners and customers throughout North America.
Under the terms of the agreement, ASI will serve as an authorized distributor of AMD’s entire product line including AMD Sempron™, Mobile AMD Sempron, AMD Athlon™ 64, Mobile AMD Athlon 64, and AMD Opteron™ processors, as well as AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology, in North America. The ASI branch locations across the U.S. and Canada focus on the immediate delivery of computing technology to approximately 18,000 value-added resellers (VARS).
“AMD continues to be extremely successful in the channel, delivering on our commitment to provide secure, high-performance AMD64 technology to customers and end users,” said Gustavo Arenas, vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing, Americas, AMD. “As AMD leads the industry to pervasive 64-bit computing, ASI Corp. will contribute to supporting customer demands for faster time-to-market cycles, increased supplies and competitive processor choices.”
“As a leading distributor of computer components, ASI Corp. is committed to delivering solutions that meet customer demands for innovative, 64-bit-ready processor technology. We believe the AMD64 architecture does just that,” said Brian Paterson, vice president of Product Management, ASI Corp. “ASI looks
forward to working closely with AMD to open up new opportunities for our customers and partners.”
AMD64 evolves the industry-standard 32-bit x86 architecture to support the demanding 64-bit environment that will enable future generations of computer functionality and productivity. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to enjoy reliable, best-in-class performance on the 32-bit software they own today while preparing for a seamless transition to high-performance 64-bit applications. The AMD64 architecture is also designed to enhance the security of your computing environment by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in Windows®
; XP Service Pack 2 and the upcoming Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
Since the introduction of the AMD64 architecture in 2003, the AMD Opteron™ processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 70 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. For more information, visit www.amd.com.
*Enhanced Virus Protection will by default only protect the user's Windows®; operating system. After properly installing the appropriate Windows release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from memory buffer overrun attacks. Contact your application software vendor for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with Enhanced Virus Protection. AMD and Microsoft strongly recommend that users continue to use third party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.
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