AMD Introduces AMD64 Longevity Program for Embedded Solutions

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that its AMD64 Longevity Program for embedded solutions, which provides processor availability for five years, has expanded to include two additional low-power processors based on AMD’s successful mobile products. The addition of the Mobile AMD Sempron(TM) processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology Model TL-52 to the AMD64 Longevity Program means embedded designers will have more options to innovate at the system-level, and the opportunity to deliver leading edge performance with low cost of ownership to their customers.

“AMD is addressing the needs of embedded designers by making more of our products available for those who require longer than standard component availability,” said Greg White, vice president, Embedded Product Division, AMD. “Our goal is to empower our embedded customers to create differentiated solutions on a solid, consistent architecture—and by expanding longevity options we are doing just that. This is the first in a series of steps AMD expects to take to broaden its embedded product offerings and support throughout 2007.”

Several key customers are basing their next generation embedded products on these AMD processors, including Accrosser, Albatron, Aopen,Axxtend, EPoX and ICP. These low-power processors provide a specific balance of performance, packaging features and thermal envelopes to best meet customer requests for embedded processors in the thin client and single board computing markets.

In addition to the benefits of AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture, the Mobile AMD Sempron(TM) Processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology model TL-52 provide:

  • Superb thermal management for smaller form factors
  • Socket reliability
  • Fewer pins and low profile packaging
  • Direct access to the die from the heat sink

The AMD64 Longevity Program offers a select set of AMD64 processors with an extended standard availability period of five years—addressing the requirements of customers designing products for network, storage, blade and telecommunications servers; digital imaging; and military and industrial controls systems. Such markets have lengthy design and qualification cycles and longer life spans in the marketplace than typical mainstream computing products. Products offered under the AMD64 Longevity Program are identical in form, fit and function to their standard roadmap counterparts.

About AMD64
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(1) technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in Windows(R) 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(TM) processor for servers and workstations and the AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processors for desktop and notebook computers have earned more than 60 awards for innovation and performance and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders, and distributors.

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide.

(1) Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems, including the current versions of Microsoft Windows(R), Linux(R), Solaris(TM), and BSD Unix. After properly installing the appropriate operating system release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from buffer overrun attacks. Consult your OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact your application software vendor for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD strongly recommends that users continue to include third-party anti-virus software as part of their security system.

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