"The initial AMD Sempron processors will be designed for Socket A platform. It will be using a core that is found in the current AMD Athlon XP CPU family. AMD plans to replace AMD Athlon XP processors with AMD Sempron chips in the third quarter of 2004.... so say goodbye to the XP line and hello to Sempron."
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -June 7, 2004- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it
will introduce a new brand of PC processors to be named AMD SempronTM. The
AMD Sempron processor family is expected to redefine everyday computing for
today's value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs.
AMD Sempron processors are being developed to meet the evolving day-to-day
needs of home and business PC users. Basic computing is no longer just
about email, Web browsing or word processing. Today it's also about
downloading and playing music, or sending pictures to family and friends.
This full-featured product line is designed to deliver best-in-class
performance for the growing segment of PC users who want more from their
"AMD is changing the name of the game for everyday computing. We have
responded to evolving customer needs with a compelling solution that
delivers the performance needed for today's applications," said Marty
Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit,
AMD. "The AMD Sempron brand is expected to carry on our tradition to always
strive to provide our customers more value."
More details about AMD's new mobile and desktop processors will be
forthcoming in the second half of 2004. Shipments of the AMD Sempron and
Mobile AMD Sempron processors are scheduled to begin during the second half
AMD AthlonTM 64 processors will continue to be offered for outstanding
32-bit performance, capability for tomorrow's 64-bit applications, and
Enhanced Virus Protection in conjunction with the upcoming Windows(r) XP
Service Pack 2. Likewise, AMD Athlon XP processors for desktop PCs and
Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processors will continue to be offered for those
customers seeking advanced functionality and performance for mainstream
home and office computing.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash
memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer,
communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to
delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology
users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers.
For more information visit http://www.amd.com.