September 14, 2005 00:01 ET

AMD64 Longevity Program Branches out with New Low Power Processors for High-End Embedded Designs

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Power conscious customers look to AMD to help solve need for low energy consumption with exceptional performance

At the Embedded Systems Conference today, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced that its AMD64 Longevity program for high-end embedded solutions, which guarantees processor availability for at least 5 years, has expanded to include two additional low-power AMD64 processors based on AMD's successful mobile products. These products have been requested by high-end embedded customers whose product plans demand low power, 32- and 64-bit high performance capability, a small footprint on the board and low pin count. Both are part of the AMD64 Longevity program.

AMD has a focus on delivering industry-leading performance and technological innovations that are appropriate for today's computing, within thermal and power bands that address the real concerns of data centers, telecom central offices and other unique computing environments that require high-end embedded designs.

"AMD has long had a commitment to delivering customers the right balance of power and performance," said David Rich, director of 64-bit embedded markets at AMD. "For several years now, our high-end embedded customers have called on us because of the variety of processors that AMD offers in terms of leading power/performance ratios. The high-end embedded design community continues to embrace the AMD64 Longevity Program and today we are responding to their requests for additional AMD64 low-power solutions that offer the longevity they seek."

"Themis' high-performance products based on AMD's low power 32- and 64-bit capable parts give our customers in the advanced communications and defense markets high processing power and system reliability for demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership," said William E. Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "These systems are both easy for us to design and easy for customers to incorporate into their overall IT infrastructure because they offer exceptional performance and low power, on an industry-standard x86 platform."

The high performance AMD64-based products are expected to be available with extended longevity to high-end embedded customers beginning in Q4 of 2005. They are intended for incorporation into systems such as rugged field PCs, workstations and servers; blade servers for low airflow or other constrained environments; and process automation servers.

The AMD64-based value product is immediately available for high-end embedded designs such as test equipment, audio applications, single board computers and other custom designs and new higher performing products in this line will be available with longevity beginning in the fourth quarter of 2005.

The AMD64 Longevity Program allows customers designing high-end embedded products such as network, storage, blade and telecommunications servers; digital imaging; and military and industrial controls systems, to have processor availability for a minimum of five years. These markets have lengthy design and qualification cycles and longer life spans in the marketplace than typical mainstream computing products. All products offered under the AMD64 Longevity Program are identical in form, fit and function to their standard roadmap counterparts.

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