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AMD Announces Relationship With China’s Third-Largest PC Maker, Tsinghua Tongfang


New agreement reflects AMD’s continued growth and commitment to strategic region

BEIJING -- January 4, 2006 --AMD announced that Tsinghua Tongfang, China’s third largest computer manufacturer and the second largest home PC brand in China, will offer a series of computer systems powered by AMD processors. Tsinghua Tongfang has launched nine new commercial and consumer PC models based on AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Sempron™ processors to meet a range of customer computing needs.

“The announcement with Tsinghua Tongfang is another example of how AMD continues to gain industry momentum based on our philosophy to deliver outstanding products focused on meeting the needs of both consumer and commercial customers,” said Henri Richard, AMD executive vice president and chief sales & marketing officer. “Offering AMD64 technology -powered solutions is a demonstration of Tsinghua Tongfang’s vision and decisiveness in seeking growth based on innovative products that can generate value for Chinese customers.”

“Our cooperation with AMD is intended to satisfy the demands of more users while offering them more choices,” said Li Jianhang, vice president of Tsinghua Tongfang and general manager of Tsinghua Tongfang Computer System Business Group. “Additionally, this cooperation is important to the sustainable development of our company. As a professional supplier of IT products and solutions, Tsinghua Tongfang Computer is dedicated to working with industry-leading global companies to provide rich and exciting digital life experiences for the users.”

About AMD64
The AMD64 processor platform is the gold standard for 64-bit computing. AMD64’s Direct Connect Architecture evolves industry standards to deliver break-through performance on single- and dual-core processors, reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures. AMD64 technology is also designed to enhance the security of computing environments by integrating Enhanced Virus Protection technology enabled by advanced anti-virus features in current versions of Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and Solaris operating systems. Today, more than 85 of the top 100 companies in the Forbes Global 2000 or their subsidiaries, representing the world’s most competitive industries, now rely on AMD64 technology-based systems to run their enterprise applications. Since their 2003 introduction, AMD64 processors have earned more than 140 industry awards and the support of more than 2,000 OEMs, hardware and software developers, system builders and distributors. For more information on the AMD64 processor platform, see

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that empower users worldwide. For more information visit

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*Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) is only enabled by certain operating systems including the current versions of Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, Solaris and BSD Unix. After properly installing the appropriate operating system release, users must enable the protection of their applications and associated files from buffer overrun attacks. Consult your OS documentation for information on enabling EVP. Contact your application software vendor for information regarding use of the application in conjunction with EVP. AMD and its partners strongly recommend that users continue to use third party anti-virus software as part of their security strategy.


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