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MOTOROLA'S 33-MHZ 68030 MICROPROCESSOR DRIVES APPLE'S NEW POWERBOOK DUO; SUB-FIVE POUND SYSTEMS ARE INDUSTRY'S LIGHTEST ACTIVE-MATRIX NOTEBOOKS

 AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola's (NYSE: MOT) High Performance Microprocessor Division today announced that its 33-MHz 68030 microprocessor provides the processing power for Apple(R) Computer, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) newest PowerBook(R) Duo(TM) notebook computers, the PowerBook Duo 250 and PowerBook Duo 270c. The industry's lightest active-matrix notebooks, the Duo 250 and 270c feature advanced display quality and improved battery technology in sub-five pound designs. The new systems harness the power of the 33-MHz 68030 microprocessor to deliver high performance both on and off the desktop.
 "Apple's new light-weight, active-matrix screen PowerBook Duos are innovative products, combining portability with desktop performance," said Jack Browne, vice president and director, M68000 high-performance marketing. "We're proud to provide the processing power to what are sure to become runaway successes for Apple."
 The PowerBook Duo 270c is the first 16-bit color notebook on the market. The Duo 270c draws on the combined power of the Motorola 33-MHz 68030 microprocessor and a 68882 math coprocessor to speed the manipulation of color graphics and numeric calculations. The top-of-the-line PowerBook, the 270c offers users outstanding color and screen clarity via a high-contrast, back-lit, active-matrix screen capable of displaying thousands of vivid colors. Weighing in at only 4.8 pounds, the Duo 270c is ideal for users who want to give color presentations directly from their notebook.
 The industry's lightest active-matrix notebook, the PowerBook Duo 250 features crisp gray scale display in an easily portable 4.2 pound design. The nine-inch diagonal screen displays 640 x 400 pixels and 16 shades of gray. The 250 also draws on the power and graphics features of the 68030 microprocessor.
 Motorola's 68030 integrates advanced features into a full 32-bit microprocessor design, optimized for low-cost, memory-based applications. By providing a bursting memory interface which allows the on-chip caches to be quickly and efficiently filled, the 68030 substantially increases overall system throughput. This is especially well-suited for systems designed for graphics applications, such as the Macintosh PowerBooks, that require large amounts of information to be continuously transmitted from external memory to the processor's dual internal caches. The efficient memory interface results in system-design cost and time savings, allowing the PowerBook line to achieve excellent price/performance ratios.
 Both the Duo 250 and 270c offer users Apple's latest advanced battery technology. The new High-Capacity Type II Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries improve battery life by up to 50 percent. According to Apple, users can expect 2.5 to 6 hours of battery life for the Duo 250 and 2 to 4 hours for the 270c.
 The 250 and 270c are compatible with all existing PowerBook Duo docks and accessory products. Owners of PowerBook Duo 210 or 230 systems can upgrade their systems to the new active-matrix screens and Type II NiMH batteries.
 Both the PowerBook Duo 270c and Duo 250 will be offered worldwide through Apple's authorized resellers. Apple has said pricing for the new notebook computers will begin at $2,599 for the Duo 250 and $3,099 for the 270c.
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Apple Computer, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets computer systems for use in business, education, the home, science, engineering and government. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple does business in more than 120 countries. Apple's Macintosh computers and LaserWriter printers were ranked highest in user satisfaction among business users in recent studies conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.
 Having 1992 worldwide sales of $4.5 billion, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector is the largest U.S.-based broad line supplier of semiconductors, with a balanced portfolio of more than 50,000 devices. Motorola is one of the world's leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for global markets. Products include two-way radios, pagers and telepoint systems, cellular telephone systems, semiconductors, defense and aerospace electronics, automotive and industrial electronic equipment, computers, data communications, and information processing and handling equipment.
 Motorola was a winner of the first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1988, in recognition of its superior company-wide quality management process.
 NOTE: Apple, Macintosh and PowerBook are registered trademarks, and PowerBook Duo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Sue Cozart of Motorola, 512-891-2134 (reader); Heather Premru of Cunningham Communication, 617-494-8202 (editorial), for Motorola/
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