Press release: AMD SCORES major Commercial Design Win In the Nordic REGION
Date : 2001-04-24
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - April 10, 2001 - Today AMD announced that EverCom, one
of Norway\'s largest computer manufacturers, has selected AMD AthlonTM and
AMD DuronTM processors for systems targeting government, large enterprise
and small business users in Norway. This design win is further evidence of
AMD\'s innovative products continuing to gain acceptance in commercial
markets worldwide. Systems are available immediately.
"This is truly a significant win for AMD, because it demonstrates growing
confidence in AMD technology for the business market. AMD microprocessor
technology and the Socket A platform provide the right mix of stability,
compatibility and outstanding performance that IT managers require," said
Robert Stead, Director European Marketing. "I am very happy that EverCom is
joining the growing ranks of our commercial partners in Europe. AMD
continues to work on penetrating this important segment of the market, not
only in Europe but also in other regions of the world. When it comes to
meeting the needs of commercial users, AMD means business."
With a market-leading position in Norway\'s business and public sectors,
EverCom is a division of the EverCom Network ASA, the biggest PC
manufacturing group in the Nordic region.
"EverCom\'s well-established customer base of large and medium-sized
companies and government users provides AMD with an outstanding opportunity
to enter the Nordic commercial market," said Thomas Stenberg, Nordic Sales
and Marketing Manager, AMD. "We want to build on our success with the AMD
Athlon and AMD Duron processors. We believe that the cooperation between
EverCom and AMD will be a key factor in expanding AMD\'s penetration into the
regional commercial market."
"EverCom is convinced that the PC systems equipped with AMD processors make
a strategic addition to our product portfolio, and that they will open
completely new markets to us," said Terje Gjeisklid, Managing Director of
EverCom. "AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors offer the performance and
platform stability that our customers demand. With AMD processors, we\'ll
continue to offer them the innovative, customized solutions that they have
come to expect from us."
AMD processor-based PCs are available today in EverCom\'s Business line,
which includes Business A100, Business A200 and Business A300 systems of
high-reliability network PCs for business applications.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities
in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and
Standard & Poor\'s 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory
devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking
applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had
revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE: AMD).
About the AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
The AMD Athlon processor is an x86-compatible, seventh-generation design
featuring a superpipelined, nine-issue superscalar microarchitecture
optimized for high clock frequency; the industry\'s first fully pipelined,
superscalar floating point unit for x86 platforms; high-performance cache
architecture, now featuring 384KB of total on-chip cache (256KB of on-chip
level (L2) cache and 128KB of on-chip level (L1) cache); enhanced 3DNow!(tm)
technology with 24 additional instructions designed to improve integer math
calculations, data movement for Internet streaming, and DSP communications.
The AMD Athlon processor features either a 266MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) or a
200MHz FSB based on the Alpha(tm) EV6 bus protocol. AMD Athlon processors
are manufactured using AMD\'s 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25 in
Austin, Texas and AMD\'s 0.18 micron technology in Fab 30 in Dresden,
About the AMD DuronTM Processor
The AMD Duron processor is a derivative of the award-winning AMD Athlon
processor and is designed to provide optimized solutions for value-conscious
business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the AMD Duron
processor features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total
on-chip cache; a high-speed 200MHz front-side bus, and a superscalar
floating point unit with enhanced 3DNow! technology.
The AMD Duron processor offers value conscious buyers access to technology
and performance that stands out among other processors in its class. It
reflects AMD\'s 30 years of design and manufacturing expertise and sales of
more than 150 million PC processors. AMD Duron processors are manufactured
on AMD\'s 0.18-micron process technology in Fab 25, Austin, Texas.
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EVERCOM is a manufacturer of desktop computers, notebooks, and servers. In
1999 the revenue was 400 million Nok. EVERCOM is one of the major OEMs on
the Nordic market, and is a part of the EverCom Network ASA, which is the
largest PC producer in the Nordic area.
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