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AMD Expands Its Validated Server Program To Include Supermicro, Tyan And Uniwide


—Three leading manufacturers to offer qualified AMD Opteron™ processor-based server platforms for global solution provider market—

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- January 24, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today welcomed three new participants – Supermicro Computer, Inc., Tyan Computer Corporation and Uniwide Technologies, Inc. – to its Validated Server Program (VSP), broadening the program’s reach in North America and Europe and into new geographical regions. AMD’s VSP is designed to connect solution providers with VSP participants to obtain qualified, reliable, stable and well-supported server solutions based on single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors with the industry’s best performance-per-watt. The three new participants are expected to introduce new platforms to be sold under the VSP banner later this quarter in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

“The scope and breadth of reliable, stable server solutions validated by AMD for the channel is growing substantially, giving solution providers, system integrators and value-added resellers and their customers more choices and quick access to AMD64 technology,” said Pat Moorhead, vice president, Global Channel Marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. “Adding these three stellar companies further strengthens our Validated Server Program, which is designed to help our solution provider customers develop and offer top-quality server solutions to meet the needs and demands of end-users. Each of these manufacturers has met rigorous standards of performance and service in order to participate.”

The VSP program was launched in June 2003, connecting solution providers with servers from Newisys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanmina-SCI. Newisys is an original design manufacturer providing server and storage systems for leading original equipment manufacturers and system builders.

VSP systems are thoroughly tested for quality, compatibility, longevity and stability and are backed by global manufacturers who provide world-class service and support.

Joining the program are Supermicro Computer, a market leader in x86 server and motherboard solutions for the distribution channel; Tyan Computer Corporation, a well-renowned designer and manufacturer of advanced x86 and x86-64 platform and system technology for OEMs, VARs and system builders worldwide; and Uniwide Technologies, a leader in AMD Opteron processor-based server and workstation bare-bones platforms.

“AMD’s dual-core technology represents a paradigm shift for speed and power in compute-intensive applications,” said Dr. T. Symon Chang, CEO of Tyan Computer Corporation. “Working closely with AMD to deliver a full range of validated system and platform products based on AMD’s latest processor technology is a testament to Tyan’s commitment to meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

“Our system builder and OEM customers around the world are winning opportunities with UniServer™, featuring one of the industry’s highest memory capacities (8 DIMM sockets per CPU) for two-way and four-way servers,” said Daniel Kim, president and CEO, Uniwide Technologies, Inc. “By joining AMD’s Validated Server Program, we are even better positioned to address their computing demands for AMD Opteron processor-based server products featuring the industry’s best performance per watt.”

“Supermicro continues to broaden its portfolio of server solutions based on single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, and we are pleased to step up to the critical benchmarks of AMD’s Validated Server Program,” said Alex Hsu, senior vice president, Supermicro Computer, Inc. “Supermicro’s advanced AMD64 dual-core solutions are designed with uncompromising quality control to deliver outstanding performance and reliability to help end users realize the full potential of their business-critical applications.”

Product availability information will be communicated when the specific new platforms are announced beginning later this quarter. More information on the Validated Server Program may be found at

About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
More than 90 of the top 100 of the Forbes Global 2000 companies or their subsidiaries, representing the world’s most competitive industries, now rely on AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems. The AMD64 processor platform with Direct Connect Architecture is the gold standard for 64-bit computing, evolving industry standards to deliver break-through performance by reducing bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures and enabling a more efficient approach to virtualization. Single- and Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors deliver the highest performance and performance-per-watt in the market because they were designed from the ground up for multi-core computing.

About AMD
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