AMD Announces Strategic Partnership with TCL Computer, Fourth Largest PC Provider in China
TCL Computer to sell AMD processor-based commercial notebooks and desktop PCs; China's top seven computer manufacturers now offering AMD solutions
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that TCL Computer Tech. Co. Ltd., one of China's fastest-growing PC manufacturers, will offer customers a range of commercial notebooks and desktops based on high-performing, energy-efficient AMD64 processors. AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 dual-core processor-based desktop systems from TCL Computer are immediately available, and AMD64-powered notebooks are expected to launch in April 2007.
This news marks an important milestone for China customers, who now have the opportunity to choose AMD processor-based solutions from the region's top seven computer manufacturers.
"As a leading PC provider in China, TCL Computer is committed to bringing value to our customers, creating opportunities for our people, and helping to improve our society," said Mr. Yang Weiqiang, vice president of TCL Corporation and general manager of TCL Computer Tech. Co. Ltd. "Our cooperation with AMD is the result of our commitment to responding to market needs. As a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions, AMD provides our customers diversified choices as well as state-of-the-art open platforms."
Karen Guo, AMD senior vice president and president of Greater China region, said, "As industry-leading IT brands in China, TCL Computer and AMD are committed to fulfilling customer needs with innovative computing products and solutions. The technology partnership announced today is proof of a shared commitment to improving China's rapidly-growing IT industry, and a testament to the performance-per-watt advantages of AMD64 commercial solutions - an attractive choice for China."
About TCL Computer
Founded in 1998 in Shenzhen, southern China, TCL Computer Tech. Co. Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets mobile and desktop personal computers, as well as innovative digital products. After eight years of fast and steady growth, TCL Computer has become one of the leading players in China's IT market. It is part of the core business lines of TCL Corporation, which is one of the biggest consumer electronics groups in China.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.
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Source: Advanced Micro Devices
Released January 25, 2007