Toshiba Taps AMD Platform for New Notebooks
Significant Win Expands AMD’s Footprint in Fast-Growing Mobile Market —
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Toshiba will launch three Satellite® notebook PCs based on an AMD mobile platform. Combining advanced mobile processor performance with outstanding graphics, Toshiba will offer systems in the popular Satellite product line based on AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology and the AMD M690 Series Chipset. Toshiba, one of the world’s largest notebook providers, is expected to start shipping the new consumer notebooks in time for the back-to-school season.
“Today signifies another important success for AMD’s mobile business as we welcome Toshiba and expand our footprint in the rapidly-growing notebook market. With a majority of notebook OEMs now shipping AMD processor-based systems, this win underscores AMD’s mobile technology roadmap strength and our ability to provide OEMs with a suite of products enabling a compelling open platform solution,” said Henri Richard, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, AMD. “With AMD and our industry-leading technology partners, Toshiba is bringing customers around the world a new level of choice in notebook PCs.”
“Our collaboration with AMD is intended to satisfy the demands of a broader market for mobile computing,” stated Hisatsugu Nonaka, corporate senior vice president and president and CEO of Toshiba’s Personal Computer & Network Company. “Toshiba is dedicated to working with industry-leading suppliers in developing innovative products that can generate value for our customers.”
Toshiba plans to first launch the AMD-based notebooks in the United States and Europe. Toshiba is the latest OEM to participate in the AMD Better by Design program which enables leading global OEMs to design notebook PCs that provide users with better performance and superior graphics and wireless connectivity, while delivering increased energy efficiency for extended battery life.
Together, AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology and the AMD M690 Series Chipset deliver a superior mobile computing platform experience. AMD’s open platform strategy enables leading global OEMs to design notebook PCs with a choice of leading graphics technologies that deliver performance and smooth video playback with increased energy efficiency for extended battery life.
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