AMD STRENGTHENS LINEUP WITH NEW MOBILE AMD DURON PROCESSOR.AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :AMD) has introduced a 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor. Featuring AMD PowerNow! technology, AMD's leading dynamic power management tool, the mobile AMD Duron processor can significantly extend battery life without compromising performance.
Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
Quarterly sales $2499M, profits $210M (Aug 1994).
http://compaq.com/. is immediately offering its Compaq 700 series notebooks powered by the 1GHz mobile AMD Duron processor.
"AMD's powerful products and dependable resources continue to enable our customers' success. Since their early 2001 debut, AMD mobile processors have continued to gain popularity in notebook markets worldwide," said Ed Ellett, vice president of marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. "Mobile AMD Duron processors provide businesses and consumers with the performance, stability and compatibility they can trust for everyday notebook computing."
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(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. XP operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , the mobile AMD Duron processor with AMD PowerNow! technology enables outstanding battery life and delivers exceptional performance on a wide range of industry-leading software, such as multimedia and office productivity applications.
Compaq will feature AMD mobile processors in its Compaq Presario 700 notebook series. The Presario 700 can be ordered immediately from the Compaq Web site at http://www.athome.compaq.com, with retail availability expected in early 2002.
"By combining the sleek design of the new Presario 700 series with the leading-edge power of the new mobile AMD Duron processor, Compaq continues its commitment to deliver the performance, design and affordability that mobile users demand," said Lorena Kubera, Director of Portable Product Marketing, Compaq Computer Computer Corporation.
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"HSN offers customers an opportunity to purchase the new mobile AMD Duron processor-based notebook PC, which features the battery-saving AMD PowerNow! technology and provides a broad range of options for mobile computing," said Jeff Taraschi, executive vice president for HSN.
The mobile AMD Duron processor is designed to provide an optimal solution for value-conscious business and home users. Employing an innovative design, the mobile AMD Duron processor features AMD PowerNow! technology, a dynamic power management solution that scales on both frequency and voltage depending on the need for processing power. It also features a sophisticated cache architecture with 192KB of total on-chip cache and data pre-fetch, a high-speed 200MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. front-side bus, and a superscalar A CPU architecture that allows more than one instruction to be executed in one clock cycle. See pipeline processing.
(architecture) superscalar - A superscalar architecture is a uniprocessor that can execute two or more scalar operations in parallel. floating point unit with support for AMD's 3DNow! Professional technology.