SUNNYVALE, CA--January 19, 2000--AMD today introduced two new AMD-K6-2E
embedded processors, providing higher-performing solutions to help meet the
increasing bandwidth demands of the embedded market. The 400MHz standard-power
processor and the 350MHz low-power processor extend the performance of the AMD-K6-2E
family of processors and are AMD's highest frequency embedded processors offered
The AMD-K6-2E family of embedded processors is designed to offer compelling
yet affordable power and performance for embedded applications, including point-of-sale
terminals, printer controllers, public and private communications infrastructure,
industrial automation, information appliances, and Microsoft® Windows®
operating system-based single board computers and embedded PCs.
"The explosive growth of the Internet and high speed data communications bandwidth
requirements continue to drive the demand for ever increasing levels of performance
in the embedded processor market. AMD meets that demand by continually improving
its product line and bringing new products to market quickly," said Jerry Vogel,
vice president and general manager, Embedded Processor Division. "AMD is dedicated
to supporting customers with processors that sustain embedded product life cycles.
As a leading supplier of embedded technologies, with nearly 20 years experience,
AMD represents the consummate choice for embedded customers."
About the AMD-K6-2E Processor
The AMD-K6-2E processor is a functionally compatible embedded version of
AMD's sixth-generation, Microsoft Windows operating system-compatible AMD-K6-2
processor, which is used in many top-selling desktop and notebook PCs.
The 350MHz low-power version of the AMD-K6-2E processor runs at a reduced core
voltage of 1.9V to provide a maximum power consumption of 11 Watts and extended
temperature rating of 85ºC, while the 400MHz standard power version is
the embedded equivalent to the popular desktop AMD-K6-2 processor with a standard
2.2V core voltage and temperature rating. On both versions, the I/O voltage
operates at the industry-standard 3.3V level.
Designed to run both 16-bit and 32-bit software, the AMD-K6-2E processor delivers
high-performance x86 instruction set processing and is compatible with the Microsoft
Windows CE, Windows 98, Windows NT® and Windows NTE operating systems,
as well as applications that run on them, including the latest software optimized
for 3DNow! and MMX technologies. The AMD-K6-2E processor also is
supported by other leading PC and x86 compatible operating systems, including
numerous Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) commonly used in embedded applications,
such as pSOS, QNX, RTXC and VxWorks.
The 9.3-million-transistor AMD-K6-2E processor is manufactured on AMD's 0.25-micron,
five-layer-metal process technology using local interconnect and shallow-trench
isolation at AMD's Fab 25 wafer fabrication facility in Austin, Texas. The AMD-K6-2E
processor is packaged in a Socket 7 and Super7 platform-compatible, 321-pin
ceramic pin grid array (CPGA) package using C4 flip-chip interconnection technology.
Pricing and Availability
The standard power 400MHz AMD-K6-2E/400AFR processor is priced at $61
each in 1,000-unit quantities through AMD authorized distributors. The low-power
350MHz AMD-K6-2E/350AMZ processor is priced at $69 each in 1,000-unit quantities
through AMD authorized distributors.
This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words
such as "plans," "expects," "believes," "anticipates" or "intends."
Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this
release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results
to differ materially from current expectations. Forward-looking statements
in this release include the risk that the AMD-K6-2-E processors will
not achieve customer or market acceptance, that the AMD-K6-2E family
of processors will not be expanded to meet new product demand, and that
AMD-K6-2E processors will not be available to support the life cycle
of customers' embedded products. We urge investors to review in detail
the risks and uncertainties in the Company's filings with the Securities