AMD Details Next-Generation Platform for Notebook PCs
Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2007 - 06:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tokyo, Japan -- May 18, 2007 -- At a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially disclosed more details of its next-generation open platform for notebook computing. Codenamed "Puma," the platform is designed to deliver battery life, graphics and video processing enhancements and improved overall system performance for an enhanced visual experience. The "Puma" platform is expected to build on the successful launches of the AMD M690 mobile chipset and 65nm process-based AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology in April and May 2007, respectively.
The key technologies that comprise "Puma"are AMD’s next-generation notebook processor, codenamed "Griffin", matched with the next-generation AMD “RS780” mobile chipset. This new platform exemplifies AMD’s commitment to improve platform stability, time to market, performance/energy-efficiency and overall consumer and commercial customers’ experience via its acquisition and integration of ATI. Notebooks based on the "Puma" platform are expected to be available in the mid-2008 timeframe.