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AMD and Lenovo announce relationship in Australia

  • 28 February, 2006 12:13

<p>Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 28 February 2006 – AMD today announced its AMD64 technology is now available in a new line of desktop PCs from Lenovo designed for small and mid-sized businesses. This is the first time AMD technology will be available on Lenovo PCs in Australia, and worldwide. The Lenovo 3000 J105 desktop, with a choice of AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Sempron™ processors, offers leading-edge performance to small and mid-sized businesses and will be available in Australia and New Zealand starting 1 March 2006.</p>
<p>Today’s announcement builds on the considerable success AMD and Lenovo have shared over the past two years in China, where approximately 50 percent of Lenovo’s desktop systems are powered by AMD processors. Additionally, Lenovo was one of the first PC manufacturers to launch AMD Sempron processor-based systems, which were well received in China for users looking for a PC with performance and features designed to address their daily home and business computing needs.</p>
<p>“Today’s launch shows the strong commitment between AMD and Lenovo to provide innovative solutions that address the needs of an increasing base of consumer and business customers and is another example of AMD’s growing leadership in the commercial marketplace,” said Bryan Low, vice president, sales and marketing South Asia AMD. “Innovation is at the heart of what AMD and Lenovo do, and by offering a choice of AMD processors to Lenovo’s small and mid-sized business customers we continue to see our innovative AMD64 technology put to use for an expanding market of desktop users.”</p>
<p>“Our customers in China have already seen the benefits of what our two companies have accomplished together. By including AMD technology in our new range of Lenovo-branded J105 desktop PCs, we’re able to offer more choice to our small and mid-sized business customers,” said David Nicol, product strategist, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. “These customers are looking for simplified, affordable computers that let them focus on running their business, rather than worrying about their computer systems.”</p>
<p>Targeted at small to mid-sized business users, the AMD-powered Lenovo 3000 J105 desktop will offer a choice for customers between AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Sempron processors, which both offer the added security benefit of Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP)*. This capability, when enabled by the Microsoft Windows® XP Service Pack 2, helps prevent the execution of certain types of malicious viruses, and is designed to keep home and business users’ data secure.</p>
<p>Additionally, both processors boast AMD’s Cool'n'Quiet™ Technology, enabling overall lower system and processor power consumption. AMD Athlon 64 processors are designed for exceptional performance computing with current and upcoming software, while AMD Sempron processors deliver affordable performance for today’s value-conscious buyers of desktop PCs.</p>
<p>Visit www.lenovo.com/au (or www.lenovo.com/nz) for more information regarding availability of the new AMD64-powered Lenovo 3000 J105 desktop which will be available through Lenovo Business Partners starting 1 March 2006.</p>
<p>About AMD64</p>
<p>The AMD64 processor platform is the gold standard for 64-bit computing. AMD64’s Direct Connect Architecture evolves industry standards to deliver break-through performance on single- and dual-core processors, reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures. AMD64 technology is also designed to enhance the security of computing environments by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection* technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in current versions of Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and Solaris™ operating systems. Today, 90 percent of the top 100 and more than 45 percent of the top 500 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries are using AMD64 technology. Since their 2003 introduction, AMD64 processors have earned more than 160 industry awards and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders and distributors. For more information on the AMD64 processor platform, see www.amd.com/amd64.</p>
<p>About AMD</p>
<p>Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that empower users worldwide. For more information visit www.amd.com.</p>
<p>*Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, Solaris™ 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 OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact software application vendors for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD strongly recommends that users continue to use third-party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.</p>
<p>For further information, or should you wish to speak with AMD's national sales manager Caleb Leung, please contact Linda Poretti on +61 2 8281 3810 or email pr@howorth.com.au.</p>

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