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06.07.2005 - AMD Helps “Madagascar” Animals Break Free



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 7, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor played a significant role in the digital magic behind DreamWorks Animation SKG’s recent movie, “Madagascar.” “Madagascar” is the tale of four Central Park Zoo animals who, after spending their lives in blissful captivity, are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa and shipwrecked on the wild and exotic island of Madagascar. The movie, which premiered in the U.S. last week as part of the second largest Memorial Day box-office opening weekend ever, has piqued film-critics’ interest with its stylized cartoon characters and lush environments. The AMD Opteron processor significantly improved rendering times for “Madagascar” and enabled digital artists to create never-before-seen images.
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05.31.2005 - AMD Showcases Wide-Ranging Motherboard Support For Dual-Core AMD64 Processors



View AMD related news. TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Following the introduction of the world’s first dual-core AMD64 processors, including the first x86-based dual-core server and workstation processor, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces close alignment and support from the world’s premier motherboard manufacturers. AMD and partners have shown a sustained commitment to AMD64 technology with dual-core support for the world’s highest performing x86-based 32- and 64-bit processors.
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05.31.2005 - AMD “Shatters The Hourglass” With The Arrival Of The AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor



View AMD related news. COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Completing the world’s only broad dual-core client and server processor line-up, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is poised to deliver an experience unmatched in the industry, targeting prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously. These new processors, designed for desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks, shatter the hourglass icon by delivering performance improvements of up to 80 percent on select digital media and productivity applications compared to single-core AMD Athlon™ 64 processors. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor will be supported by leading OEMs including Acer, Alienware, HP and Lenovo, as well as more than 40 leading system-builder partners worldwide.
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05.25.2005 - AMD Releases "Pacifica" Specification For AMD64 Technology



View AMD related news. NEW YORK -- May 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the general availability of the full specification of its virtualization technology, “Pacifica,” at the LinuxWorld Summit. “Pacifica” is designed to enhance 64-bit client and server virtualization technologies for x86-based servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers.
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05.23.2005 - New AMD Geode™ Processor To Provide Full Desktop Functionality On Mobile, Embedded Devices



View AMD related news. Austin, TX -- May 23, 2005 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced availability of the AMD Geode™ LX 800@0.9W processor,* enabling consumers to experience full-featured, desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded and mobile devices. Requiring less than one watt of power,** the AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W processor supports the Microsoft Windows XP and XP Embedded operating systems, allowing users to leverage familiar business and consumer applications on low-power, fan-less portable products.
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05.23.2005 - FIA/AMD Formula One Survey 2005



View AMD related news. Monaco -- May 20, 2005 --At the beginning of 2005, the FIA initiated a consultation on the future of Formula One. A timetable for the consultation has since been published with an open invitation to all of the stakeholders to participate.
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05.20.2005 - AMD And HP Team With Lance Armstrong Foundation To Help People With Cancer Live Strong



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 20, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced a joint initiative to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation™ (LAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.
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05.10.2005 - AMD And Crytek Join Forces To Unveil Action-Packed Far Cry® 64-Bit Game



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 10, 2005 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Crytek announced that the highly anticipated 64-bit update to Crytek's and Ubisoft’s award-winning PC game Far Cry®, optimized for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems, is now available for download from http://www.amd.com/farcry. This new version of Far Cry was designed on AMD64 technology and features exclusive 64-bit enhancements that deliver a rich and immersive gaming experience.
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05.10.2005 - AMD Uses The Force At The Intergalactic Premiere Of “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith” In London’s Leicester Square



View AMD related news. LONDON, ENGLAND -- May 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that in addition to being the computer processing force behind the making of Star Wars: Episode III, it is also the technology sponsor of the Star Wars: Episode III “Celebration Day” event taking place Monday, May 16 in London’s Leicester Square. The all-day affair will feature the world’s first marathon screening of all six Star Wars movies, and provide a day’s worth of intergalactic events that culminate in the UK premiere of the much anticipated final installment of George Lucas’ epic saga, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
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05.10.2005 - Sunnyvale Community Services Lands Permanent Home With Help From AMD



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CA -- May 9, 2005 --Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS), a local emergency assistance agency serving low-income families, has received some help of its own from AMD to secure a new home. The organization recently sold a parcel of land donated by the semiconductor company and used the $2.6 million from the sale to purchase and finance a new building for itself.
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05.09.2005 - Spansion Shows Development System For Floating-Gate And Mirrorbit™ Flash Memory Products At MEDC 2005



View AMD related news. MEDC 2005 - LAS VEGAS -- May 9, 2005 --Spansion LLC, the Flash memory venture of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), today displayed a development system at the Microsoft Mobile and Embedded Developer Conference (MEDC), showing attendees how they can easily program Spansion™ Flash memory devices in end systems based on the Microsoft® Windows® CE operating system. The development system is on display in the AMD Booth #507 at MEDC 2005, taking place this week at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
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05.02.2005 - AMD Supports Latest Steps Taken By Governments Around The World To Stimulate Competition In Technology Procurement



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CA -- May 2, 2005 --AMD strongly supports recent actions by the Japanese, French and U.S. governments to stimulate competition in government technology procurement by curbing preferential practices that advantage specific companies. These efforts shed light on the continued specification of brand names in public tenders, an ongoing problem that reduces market competition and inhibits innovation while needlessly costing taxpayers money.
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04.26.2005 - Spansion Wins “Outstanding Employer In Asia” And “Best Employer In Thailand” Awards



View AMD related news. BANGKOK -- April 26, 2005 --Spansion LLC, the Flash memory venture of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), today announced that Spansion Thailand has received two awards as the result of a “Best Employers in 2005” study conducted by global human resources outsourcing and consulting firm, Hewitt Associates. The company was named one of eight “Outstanding Employers” in Asia out of a total of 244 organizations across China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. In addition, Spansion Thailand, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spansion LLC, was awarded “Best Employer in Thailand,” coming in number one in the manufacturing sector and number two overall. More than 60 companies participated in the “Best Employers in Thailand” study. This is the third year of the Hewitt pan-Asian Best Employers study, and the second time that either Spansion, or its parent company AMD, has received the award.
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04.25.2005 - Amd 64 Processors Deliver World-Class 64-Bit Performance On Microsoft® Windows® x64 Platform



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced all existing and upcoming single- and dual-core AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Opteron™ and AMD Turion™ 64 processors are designed to be fully compatible with and deliver world-class performance on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 x64 Editions and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
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04.25.2005 - PISMO Advisory Council Announces Five New Members



View AMD related news. SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 25, 2005 --The PISMO Advisory Council, the industry’s first organization focused on streamlining system-level memory validation and test, today announced that semiconductor providers Analog Devices, Broadcom, Cypress, M Systems and Micron Technology, Inc. have joined the organization. The group, which now includes 11 member companies, is defining a single, board-level interface standard that allows designers to use a variety of memory devices on development platforms from multiple vendors in a plug-and-play fashion.
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04.21.2005 - Key OEM Customers Announce Support For Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors



View AMD related news. NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --In support of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the industry’s first enterprise-class x86 dual-core processor for servers and workstations launched today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced its key OEM and system builder customers will introduce a broad portfolio of server and workstation dual-core solutions.
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04.21.2005 - AMD Announces World’s First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron™ Processor



View AMD related news. NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting another industry first, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a broad portfolio of dual-core solutions from server and workstations for enterprise users to desktop and desktop-replacement notebooks for consumers and business users. At the second-anniversary celebration of the award-winning AMD Opteron™ processor, the company announced immediate availability of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron 800 Series processor for four- to eight-way servers. The 200 Series processors for two-way servers and workstations will be available in late May. The new processors deliver up to a 90 percent performance improvement for application servers over single-core AMD Opteron processors. For desktop PC users, AMD announced the new AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor brand that will enable true multi-tasking capabilities for richer computing experiences.
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04.18.2005 - AMD CEO Hector Ruiz Challenges Entertainment Industry Leaders At NAB To “Break Free” From Traditional Technology Barriers



View AMD related news. LAS VEGAS, NV -- April 18, 2005 --In a keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference today, Hector Ruiz, AMD (NYSE: AMD) chairman of the board, president and CEO, challenged entertainment industry leaders to break free from traditional technology barriers with innovative AMD64 solutions. Ruiz demonstrated that AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture delivers breakthrough production power to digital artists while simultaneously reducing costs for businesses transitioning to HD production. Efficiencies gained in production pipelines based on AMD64 technology are expected to be further advanced by systems using the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor launching later this week.
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04.18.2005 - AMD And Dreamworks Animation SKG Announce Strategic Alliance Enabling Unprecedented CG Filmaking Advantages



View AMD related news. NAB, LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- April 18, 2005 --At NAB today, AMD (NYSE:AMD) and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA.N) announced a three-year strategic alliance naming AMD the Preferred Processor Provider for DreamWorks Animation and enabling the company to experience significant advantages in their computer-generated (“CG”) filmmaking process.
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04.18.2005 - AMD To Provide Market Leading 64-Bit Technology For New THX Best Practices Laboratory For Windows Media



View AMD related news. LAS VEGAS, NV -- April 18, 2005 --At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced its joint sponsorship of the THX Best Practices Laboratory for Windows Media with founding members Microsoft Corp. and THX Ltd. As part of the sponsorship, AMD64 technology-based processors will provide the necessary IT infrastructure to power advanced digital content workflow and solutions for the creation and distribution of content in Windows Media Format as well as VC-1 (the proposed SMPTE standard based on Microsoft Windows Media Video 9). Major movie and broadcast studios, independent film and television producers and the post production creative community will be able to access the lab to experience and learn about the latest processes and products supporting high-quality content creation, distribution and consumer experiences from the cinema to the living room. The Lab is expected to open Fall 2005.
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