AMD DRIVES NEXT GENERATION OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT COMPUTING WITH
65NM TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION
AMD continues track record of on-schedule process technology transitions with rapid conversion to 65nm
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Dec. 5, 2006 - Launching the next generation of energy-efficient computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the transition to 65nm process technology, beginning with the immediate availability of energy-efficient AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 dual-core desktop processors. The move to 65nm process technology enables AMD to produce more processors on a 300mm wafer, for increased production capacity, while continuing to aggressively scale performance and reduce power consumption. AMD processors built with 65nm line-widths are designed to deliver exceptional performance when running multiple applications, as well as enable small form factor PCs that complement both home and office environments. By mid-2007, AMD expects to be fully converted to 65nm production at Fab 36. With the rapid conversion to 65nm process technology, AMD is scaling capacity intelligently to meet growing demand worldwide for x86 processors. "With AMD's established leadership in desktop and server performance-per-watt, both businesses and consumers can benefit greatly from our energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Division, AMD. "Customers continue to demand solutions that focus on low-power consumption and quieter operation. AMD is responding by increasing manufacturing efficiency to deliver on the next generation of energy-efficient desktop processors, enabling OEMS to innovate using highly reliable AMD64 processors and without compromising performance."
OEMS offering systems ready to experience responsive and spectacular high-resolution 3D visual effects of Microsoft Windows Vista(tm) with 65nm AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors immediately, and beginning in Q1 of 2007, include Acer, Dell, Founder, Gateway, HP, Lenovo, Packard Bell, and TongFang, as well as leading system builders worldwide. "Acer is committed to delivering cutting-edge, dependable systems that enhance the efficiency and productivity of our customers," said Jim Wong, president of IT Products Business Group, Acer Inc. "Our Aspire family of high-performing desktop systems with the new energy efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors can enable powerful and cooler computing experiences that help break the barriers between people and technology."
"Dell leads the industry in worldwide desktop computer shipments because we listen to customers and deliver innovative technology products at a high value and quality," said Vivek Mohindra, vice president of desktop product marketing, Dell Product Group. "With the new energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, Dell OptiPlex and Dimension desktops can provide customers breadth of choice and personalized, dual-core performance and power efficiency to meet their office productivity or entertainment needs."