February 25, 2005 08:00 ET

AMD to Help Make Bono's Wish a Reality -- AMD Support Will Help Bono Increase Internet Connectivity in Africa Through the TED Prize




FEBRUARY 25, 2005 - 08:00 ET

AMD to Help Make Bono's Wish a Reality -- AMD Support
Will Help Bono Increase Internet Connectivity in
Africa Through the TED Prize

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Feb 25, 2005) -

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced it will provide significant support to
legendary musician Bono of U2 to make his wish of accelerating Internet
connectivity to hundreds of thousands of Africans a reality. Bono's wish
to connect every hospital, health clinic and school in Ethiopia to the
Internet is one of three wishes granted to him by Technology,
Entertainment, and Design (TED) as part of the 2005 TED Prize.

AMD, Bono and TED share the belief that there is a profound benefit to
connecting a larger share of the world's population to the Internet.
AMD's support of this wish springs from the company's 50x15 Initiative
to connect 50 percent of the world's population with basic computing
capability and Internet connectivity by the year 2015.

"We are honored to help make Bono's vision a reality in the context of
our 50x15 commitment: to empower 50 percent of the world's population
with Internet access by 2015," said Hector Ruiz, Chairman of the Board,
President and CEO of AMD. "Technology is only as powerful as it is
accessible. Broader access brings education, information, and a sense of
community that can help combat AIDS, malnutrition, ignorance and
neglect. The power of a connected and enlightened world community is
just beginning."

Each year, through The TED Prize, the TED community honors three
individuals who have shown that they can, in some way, positively impact
life on this planet with a cash prize and commitment of support in
satisfying three wishes. The wishes were unveiled last night at the TED
2005 Conference held in Monterey, California. This year's winners are
Bono, Canadian photo-artist Edward Burtynsky, and medical technologies
pioneer Robert Fischell.

"The speed and decisiveness at which Hector Ruiz and the technology
teams at AMD have moved is astounding," said Chris Anderson, TED
Curator. "AMD has stepped up to fulfill a wish that will impact
countless lives in Africa. It is remarkable to witness a company with a
conscience in action, and we are grateful to them for their efforts."

TED is a community of more than 1,000 global thought-leaders committed
to sharing ideas and passions capable of creating positive change in the
world. The group meets every February in Monterey, CA to announce the
TED Prize and connect winners to the TED community. For more
information, please visit

About 50x15

50x15 is AMD's initiative to enable affordable Internet access and
computing capabilities for 50 percent of the world population by the
year 2015. With the current global Internet penetration rate at
approximately 10 percent, and the global population estimated to reach
7.2 billion people by 2015, there is tremendous potential for 50x15 to
bring billions of people around the world into the digital age.

50x15 is about empowerment and economic growth. AMD and a growing
network of partners are delivering innovative solutions in high-growth
and developing markets that empower consumers to lead better lives. For
more information, visit

About AMD

AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash
memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer,
communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to
delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology
users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual
consumers. For more information visit

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