Opteron 150 and 250 processors &more

Subject: Processors | May 18, 2004 - 02:53 AM |
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They are bumping them up again. It's the X50 2.4Ghz model of Opteron. You should have a pretty good idea of how they perform by the time you get to the end of this massive benchmark comparison. Haven't seen these in the price engine yet, but curious what an 850 will go for. Yikes.

Quote: "TODAY AMD IS LAUNCHING its Opteron 150, 250, and 850 processors.

Worlds First Purpose-Built 64-Bit 300mm Manu Facility

Subject: Processors | May 17, 2004 - 08:45 AM |
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DRESDEN, GERMANY - 17 May 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) marked an important milestone in the construction of its next-generation 300 millimeter (mm) manufacturing facility, AMD Fab 36, with a "topping-off" ceremony held today.

Source: AMD

Sun completes 'Niagara' chip design

Subject: Processors | May 13, 2004 - 06:42 AM |
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Looks like Sun is finally making strides towards the x86 market, even while they adopt Opteron servers into their foray of products.  The question is, just how far can they go to be a top of the line competitors of today's x86 market.  If some of the uniqueness of their x86 processor line is as accurate as described below, its possible they will give everyone a run for their money.

Niagara is notable for an unusual design that includes eight processing engines, or cores, each of which is capable of handling four instruction sequences called threads.

AMD Processor Pricing Update

Subject: Processors | May 8, 2004 - 08:28 AM |
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Well, looks like AMD has once again slashed prices to sell their product.  Updating their site on May 6th with prices for 800 series Opterons looking the sweetest of all.  I mean c'mon, an 844 model for under $700 combined with Tyan's Thunder K8QS 4-way Opteron board.  Talk about some Distributed Computing power!

Source: AMD

Opteron Powers Customer Apps for Leading Italian Insurer

Subject: Processors | May 7, 2004 - 06:05 AM |
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MILAN, ITALY―May 7, 2004―AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Genialloyd, the e-commerce division of Italian insurance company RAS and member of the Allianz Group, has deployed an AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based IBM eServer 325 platform to better manage customer data and more accurately analyze risk selection.

Source: AMD

AMD to Present at Schwab Soundview Semiconductor Conference

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 05:40 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - MAY 06, 2004 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that AMD Director Investor Relations, Michael Haase, will present at the Schwab Soundview Semiconductor Conference at 4:00 p.m. GMT (9:00 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Trinity House in London, England. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

AMD Chip Leaks!?! 130/90nm chip info.

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 11:48 AM |
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Some info on the upcoming chips being offered by AMD - 130 nm and 90 nm ...  hope they're accurate!


The 130nm Athlon 64 with 512KB of on-die L2 cache, 'Newcastle', has a 150mm 2 die size. Its 90nm equivalent, 'Winchester', is just 83mm 2, the site reveals thanks to a reader who glimpsed an AMD presentation on the subject.

Source: The Register

AMD Fuels New Mobile Processors With 64-Bit Performance For Sleek Notebooks

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 11:28 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA -- May 6, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced two new low-power mobile processors designed to offer outstanding computing performance and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family, offering a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit applications.

Source: AMD

AMD Sponsors Top-Rated Counter-Strike Team

Subject: Processors | May 6, 2004 - 06:03 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-MAY 6, 2004-AMD (AMD: NYSE) announced today that it has become the lead sponsor of Team NoA, a globally-ranked,
North American-based Counter-Strike squad. Counter-Strike is one of the most popular PC gaming titles among professional gamers. As part of the sponsorship, Team NoA will use AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor-based gaming systems during its 2004 tournaments.

Source: AMD

Athlon 64 Powers Cinema-Quality Entertainment for the Living Room

Subject: Processors | May 5, 2004 - 02:03 PM |
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SEATTLE-MAY 5, 2004-At WinHEC this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) is showcasing media center PCs built by Shuttle, ZT Group International, and First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) featuring the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor. The media center PCs offer consumers a breadth of features to manage audio and video home entertainment, and are quiet and sized to integrate into the living room. With Cool'n'Quiet(tm) technology, the AMD Athlon 64 processor enables computers to run cooler and quieter so consumers can enjoy a cinema-quality entertainment experience.

Source: AMD

Hector Ruiz Appointed Chairman of the Board

Subject: Processors | April 30, 2004 - 12:59 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - April 29, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that AMD president and chief executive officer Hector Ruiz was appointed chairman of the board following its annual stockholders meeting. AMD co-founder and former chairman of the board W.J. Sanders III was elected a director and appointed chairman emeritus in honor of his three decades of leadership. Mr. Sanders also advised his colleagues that he was retiring from the Board of Directors.

Source: AMD

Four-Way AMD Opteron CPU-Based Servers from HP

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 06:51 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif.-April 21, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the
AMD Opteron(tm) processor powers the new, industry-standard HP ProLiant DL585 server. The four-processor server, which became available today, was first announced in February 2004 as part of an expansion of HP's standards-based server portfolio.

Designed to support multiple applications, tasks and critical databases, the four-processor system is ideal for compute-intensive workloads and complex applications.

Source: AMD

AMD to Webcast Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 06:48 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - APRIL 21, 2003 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at The W Hotel in San Francisco, California. Forward-looking and other material information may be discussed during the presentation.

Source: AMD

AMD Expands Microprocessor R&D

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 06:43 AM |
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BANGALORE, India, April 22, 2004 - As part of its expanding microprocessor design program, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today it is opening an engineering design center in Bangalore. The AMD India Engineering Centre Private Limited, which is expected to open in July, will contribute to the design of future generations of AMD microprocessors. The standalone facility will occupy approximately 38,000 square-feet and will be located in the central business district of Bangalore.

Source: AMD

AMD Opteron(tm) Processor Transforms the Enterprise

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 06:40 AM |
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New York-April 22, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today celebrates the one-year anniversary of the AMD Opteron(tm) processor, which transformed the enterprise with groundbreaking architecture, world-class 32-bit performance and an ecosystem committed to the development of an industry-standard 64-bit solution.

Source: AMD

AMD Joins Open Source Development Labs

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 06:32 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-APR. 22, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its membership in the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), demonstrating a continued and strengthening commitment between the development community and AMD.

AMD also announced recognition of the leadership role taken by the open-source community to optimize software that allows customers to deploy the powerful performance of the AMD OpteronÔ, AMD AthlonÔ 64 FX, and AMD Athlon 64 processors.

Source: AMD

AMD Launches Two New APM Innovation Centers

Subject: Processors | April 19, 2004 - 03:40 PM |
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AUSTIN, TX AND DRESDEN, GERMANY - April 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has formally opened two new Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) Innovation Centers located in Austin, Texas and Dresden, Germany.

Source: AMD

AMD FAB 36 Topping Ceremony Scheduled for May 17th

Subject: Processors | April 19, 2004 - 03:29 PM |
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DRESDEN, GERMANY - 19 April 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) has announced today that it is planning to hold the topping off ceremony for its AMD Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany on May 17, 2004. Among the expected guests of honor are Germany's Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Prof. Georg Milbradt, the Minister President of the Free State of Saxony, and Hector Ruiz, the President and CEO of AMD.

Source: AMD

AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: Processors | April 14, 2004 - 05:54 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 14, 2004 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported sales of $1.236 billion and net income of $45 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.12 per diluted share.

First quarter sales increased by 73 percent from the first quarter of 2003 and increased by three percent from the fourth quarter of 2003. In the first quarter of 2003, AMD reported sales of $715 million and a net loss of $146 million, or $0.42 per share.

Source: AMD

AMD Settles Patent Suit With Intergraph

Subject: Processors | April 12, 2004 - 11:45 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 12, 2004 -AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today it has settled patent claims with Intergraph Corporation relating to AMD's microprocessors. Under terms of the agreement, AMD will receive a license under Intergraph's "Clipper" microprocessor patents and the patent lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will be dismissed. The agreement provides pass-through rights to AMD customers for systems that include an AMD microprocessor.

Source: AMD