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To: DRBES who wrote (6821)2/21/1999 9:09:00 PM
From: James Yu
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To All,
Bloomberg news
Advanced Micro to Unveil K6-3 Chip to Fight Intel's Pentium III
California, Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Intel Corp.'s biggest rival in the microprocessor market, tomorrow will unveil its K6-3 chip, aimed at both business users and home personal-computer buyers. The new chip, which will sell for $284 and $476 depending on its speed, is designed to compete with Intel's new Pentium III. Unlike previous AMD chips, it runs Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT software at comparable rates to Intel's, AMD said. Windows NT is the Microsoft operating system used mostly by businesses. AMD needs new chips that command higher prices. Earlier this month, the company said it may report an operating loss in the first quarter because it's slashing prices to compete with Intel.
''The K6-3 outperforms the Pentium III,'' said Dana Krelle, a marketing vice president at Sunnyvale, California-based AMD. The challenge for AMD is making enough of the new chips. The company, which has long been dogged by production problems, stumbled in the fourth quarter when it reported weaker-than-expected earnings because of a design flaw in its K6-2 chip that rippled through the manufacturing process, hurting output. Personal computers built with 400-megahertz K6-3s are in stores now, AMD said. PCs built with the more powerful 450-megahertz chips will be out in March. Megahertz measures the speed at which a microprocessor handles instructions. AMD claims the new K6-3 running at 450 MHz will outperform a Pentium III running at 500 MHz because of superior design. The comparison is based on machines running Windows 98, AMD said. On Windows NT, Microsoft's more powerful operating system, the 450-MHz K6-3 is slightly slower than a Pentium III running at 500 MHz, Krelle said. AMD hopes the new chip will help it win sales of corporate PCs, a market controlled by Intel. AMD will keep making its K6-2 chip at higher speeds. It is about to unveil a new 450 MHz K6-2 that will sell for $203. The K6-2 has been one of AMD's most successful chips. By selling it at a discount to the Pentium, AMD took market share from Intel in the market for PCs costing less than $1,000, one of the fastest growing segments of the computer market. Intel countered by cutting prices on its low-end Celeron processor, making it more attractive to makers of cheaper PCs. That forced AMD to cut prices and warn of the possible loss. AMD shares rose 1/2 to 17 5/8 on Friday. They've fallen about 40 percent in the last three months. Shares of Santa Clara, California-based Intel fell 1/16 to 128 1/16 on Friday. They've risen 13 percent in the last three months.

1999 Bloomberg, LP. All rights reserved.

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James

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To: James Yu who wrote (6822)2/22/1999 10:17:00 AM
From: James Yu
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More news...

Bloomberg news
KRYOTECH RELEASES 500MHZ COOL K6(TM)-III WITH AMD'S ADVANCED TRI Cache(TM) Design And 3DNow!(TM) Technology
Ultra-Fast PC Outperforms Intel's Soon-to-be-Released 500MHz Pentium(R) III COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- KryoTech, Inc. today announced a 500MHz PC based on the new AMD-K6(R)-III/400 processor with 3DNow!(TM) technology. The 500MHz KryoTech Cool K6(TM)-III outperforms systems based on Intel's soon-to-be-released, top-of-the-line 500MHz Pentium(R) III by as much as 30% in a variety of recognized industry benchmarks. ZD Winstone99 ZD CPUmark32 Quake2 Demo1 Quake2 Crusher KryoTech Cool K6-III, 500MHz 25.2 1,560 94.2 fps 67.0 fps Intel Pentium III System, 500MHz 23.3 1,250 77.1 fps 51.2 fps Difference 8% 24% 22% 30% Sources: KryoTech, Inc. (Cool K6-III results) and firingsquad.com
(Pentium III results) KryoTech's minus 40C cooling system enables the AMD-K6-III/400 processor core, 64KB of integrated Level 1 cache, and 256KB of integrated Level 2 cache to run at the full thermally-accelerated processor speed of 500MHz. By contrast, Intel's external air-cooled Level 2 cache runs at only half the processor speed. KryoTech calls the high-performance combination of AMD's advanced TriLevel Cache(TM) design and its vapor phase refrigeration system Cool Cache(TM).
"With the Cool K6-III, consumer enthusiasts and business power users who need speed can experience tomorrow's performance today," said Rob DiGiacomo, vice president of marketing at KryoTech. "Why wait for Intel to deliver this level of performance?"
"We are very pleased to be working with KryoTech on the Cool K6-III line of PCs," said Dana Krelle, vice president of marketing at AMD. "The performance of the 500MHz Cool K6-III with AMD's advanced TriLevel Cache design and 3DNow! technology sets the new high-water mark for power users everywhere." KryoTech is selling the 500MHz Cool K6-III in a barebones configuration for $1,250 (U.S. retail). The company is taking orders online at kryotech.com for
immediate delivery. The Cool K6-III also is available in complete system configurations from KryoTech Authorized Resellers listed on the company's website. KryoTech, the leader of Cool Computing(R), provides value-added thermal management solutions for the computer and semiconductor industries. The privately held company was founded in 1996 by executives and engineers from NCR Corporation. AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets. AMD produces
processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices, and products for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $2.5 billion in 1998.

SOURCE KryoTech, Inc.
1999 Bloomberg, LP. All rights reserved.


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James

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To: James Yu who wrote (6823)2/26/1999 10:16:00 AM
From: James Yu
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Bloomberg news
AMD BASED DESKTOP PCS CAPTURE THE LEAD IN US RETAIL SALES
RESTON, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMD-K6(R) family of desktop PC processors outsold all Intel-based desktop PCs (including Pentium II(R) and Celeron combined) in the U.S. retail market for the first time, according to PC Data's January Retail Hardware Report. The AMD-K6(R) family of processors accounted for 43.9 percent of all desktop PC processor unit sales in January. AMD benefited from a strong demand for under $1,000 PCs that accounted for over 65 percent of the market in January, the first time this price segment has exceeded 60 percent of overall unit sales.
"This is a major milestone for AMD. This is the first time that a processor family, other than one manufactured by Intel, led the U.S. retail market," said Stephen Baker, senior hardware analyst at PC Data. Overall, U.S. retail sales in January rose 21.7 percent over last year bolstered by year-over-year growth in the sub- $1,000 segment of more than 180 percent. January unit sales in the sub-$1000 price segment accounted for a record 65.6 percent of unit sales, up from 51 percent in December 1998 and less than 28 percent in January 1998. Revenue fell by 2.3 percent versus last January, as the average selling price fell to a new low of $953, a 6 percent decline from December 1998 and a 19.7 percent decline from the January 1998 price of $1,187. AMD achieved market leadership status with strong results across all the key price points. Overall, AMD led with 43.9 percent of unit sales followed by Intel at 40.3 percent and Cyrix with 15.8 percent. In the fast growing sub-$1,000 market, AMD captured more than 50 percent of sales with Intel behind at 25.4 percent and Cyrix in third place with 24 percent. In the sub-$800 desktop market, AMD led with 45.1 percent, Cyrix finished second with 40.3 percent and Intel placed third with 14.6 percent. In the above-$1000 market, Intel maintained its leadership position with more than two-thirds of unit sales. Compaq maintained its overall leadership among OEMs, with 31.6 percent market share despite a year-over-year unit decline of 7 percent. Hewlett-Packard, rebounding from a dismal fourth quarter, accounted for 25.5 percent of unit sales -- its best showing since last September. IBM rounded out the top three with 12.8 percent unit share, with a unit increase of nearly 50 percent. The best-selling individual PC at retail in January was the Hewlett-Packard 4450, a Celeron 366-based machine with an average selling price of $874. The Compaq Presario 5204, a K6-2 350MHz item, finished second at an average selling price of $799. Finishing third was another AMD K6-2 product, the Hewlett-Packard 4440, which sports a 333MHz item and sells at an average retail price of $732. Based in Reston, VA, PC Data has been providing point-of-sale data since 1991 and has become the only comprehensive source of software and hardware sales information.
The company provides software and hardware vendors with the point-of-sale data and analysis which forms the underpinning of their strategic decision-making process. PC Data supplies sales information to more than 800 software and hardware firms, which account for nearly 95 percent of total computer industry sales. The company's latest initiative includes PCData, an Internet monitoring service. In addition to tracking software and hardware sales through retailers, PC Data also tracks sales through educational resellers, corporate resellers and distributors. For more information on this and other retail reports, please contact PC Data via its Web site at www.pcdata.com or by phone at 703-435-1025. SOURCE PC Data

1999 Bloomberg, LP. All rights reserved.

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To: James Yu who wrote (6824)3/1/1999 10:19:00 AM
From: James Yu
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More news...
Nikkei BP AsiaBizTech - 01-Mar-1999
March 1, 1999 (SEOUL) -- Korean personal computer makers are increasingly using non-Intel Corp. processors for export models, according to market watchers.
"Half of our notebook PCs are currently equipped with AMD's K-6 chip rather than Intel's Pentium chip, since it is 20 percent cheaper," said an official of Daewoo Telecom, whose monthly production averages 100,000 units. Sambo Computer, which exports 90,000 PCs every month, also uses AMD chips for its low-priced PC, eTOWER.
"Foreigners tend to care about a reasonable price rather than a brand name. That is why we prefer AMD chips," said the Daewoo official. Yet, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and LG IBM PC Co., which rely on domestic demand, use Intel chips only since they are in alliance with Intel and Koreans prefer Intel's brand name.
(Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)

Copyright 1997-99 Nikkei BP BizTech, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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To: James Yu who wrote (6825)3/2/1999 12:21:00 AM
From: Paul Engel
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James - You forgot to BOLD/Highlight the following :

"Yet, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and LG IBM PC Co., which rely on domestic demand, use Intel chips only since they are in alliance with Intel and Koreans prefer Intel's brand name. "

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To: James Yu who wrote (6825)3/3/1999 10:59:00 AM
From: James Yu
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To All,
More news..

Five Japanese PC firms to use AMD K6-III Microprocessor.
"A model of K6-III featuring low power consumption for notebook PCs is
scheduled to be marketed by June 30."


nikkeibp.asiabiztech.com

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From: Petz5/5/2006 6:31:24 PM
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hello, world, does this work?

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To: Petz who wrote (6828)5/5/2006 7:10:00 PM
From: TimF
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AMD Chairman And CEO Hector Ruiz Challenges IT Industry To Help Solve The World’s Most Pressing Problems

--Ruiz urges technology leaders to address key needs in healthcare, energy conservation and digital connectivity--

AUSTIN, TX -- May 3, 2006 --At the 15th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz delivered the opening day keynote address, urging the IT industry to become a catalyst for solving the world’s most important issues.

“It is incumbent upon the IT leaders of the world to help effect positive change in our global community,” said Ruiz. “By using proven and sound business principles to drive social and economic development in high-growth markets, our industry can be socially responsible and simultaneously profitable. We can do well financially by doing good.”

In his address, Ruiz outlined three areas in which the power of technology could be used more fully: healthcare, energy conservation and digital inclusion.

Ruiz discussed how AMD, a long-time technology sponsor of Lance Armstrong and the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, is collaborating with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to harness the power of technology to improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer.

Addressing the issue of “global warming in the enterprise,” Ruiz called upon technology leaders to participate in the recently announced “The Green Grid.org” – an industry consortium whose goal is to lower power consumption in the world’s datacenters.

Technology’s greatest potential lies in its ability to foster education and knowledge around the world, which will ultimately enable the world to close widening digital and socioeconomic divides, Ruiz continued. Ruiz discussed the impact and progress of AMD’s 50x15 initiative, a goal to enable 50% of the world’s population with affordable Internet access by the year 2015. Millions of people around the globe have connected to the Internet since the initiative was launched in 2004.

The technology industry does not have to sacrifice profitability by living up to its obligations to the world, Ruiz asserted. With the right leaders employing the right business models, the IT industry can remain lucrative while changing the world.

For more information on AMD’s activities at WCIT 2006, please visit amd.com.

amd.com

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To: TimF who wrote (6829)5/7/2006 2:44:16 AM
From: Petz
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A thread is reborn!! /Petz

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To: Ben Antanaitis who wrote (6792)6/10/2006 2:37:39 AM
From: hammerfall_prophet
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Sorry, I'm a newbie here; what's this biz of max pain in '99? We're in 2006, I'm sure, unless I had too much to drink... ;-)

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