Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 23, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its AMD64 technology is now available in a new line of professional desktop PCs from Lenovo, marking the first time that this pairing will be available 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 is expected to be available broadly in various international markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
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.
“Today’s launch is yet another proof-point of the strong commitment between AMD and Lenovo to provide innovative solutions to 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 Marty Seyer, senior vice president, Commercial Business and Performance Computing, AMD. “Innovation is at the heart of what AMD and Lenovo do, and by offering a choice of AMD processors to commercial organizations worldwide we continue to see our innovative AMD64 technology put to use for an expanding market of desktop users.”
“Our customers in China have already seen the benefits of what our two companies have accomplished together, and this is an opportunity to offer more choice to our customers worldwide,” said Steve Petracca, vice president, Lenovo. “With AMD processors, we’re able to meet a real demand among commercial users who are looking for simplified, affordable computing, helping small business customers focus on the parts of their business operations that they need to, instead of worrying about their computer systems.”
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 WindowsXP Service Pack 2, helps prevent the execution of certain types of malicious viruses, and is designed to keep home and business users’ data secure. 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.
Source: AMD Press Release
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