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FIC AZ11 1st To 1.1GHz Validation
Date: Tuesday August 22, 2000
Category: Press Release
Manufacturer Link: FIC Discus -- BBS
The FIC AZ11 is the first motherboard approved for the 1.1GHz Athlon.

FIC's 1stMainboard AZ11, the 1st motherboard recommended by AMD for support of 1.1 GHz Athlon processor

Taipei, August 22nd, 2000- FIC proudly announce that the 1stMainboard AZ11 is the first motherboard to be officially recommended and validated by AMD for support of the high performance 1.1 GHz Athlon CPU. A listing of motherboards approved by AMD to support the 1.1 GHz Athlon processor can be found at:,1503,,00.html

The 1stMainboard AZ11, based around the advanced architecture of the VIA KT133 chipset was one of the first Socket A boards to market. Introduced at Computex 2000, the 1stMainboard AZ11 was extremely well received, winning the prestigious Best of COMPUTEX 2000 Award in the motherboard category. Nikkei Byte and Win PC magazines selected the 1stMainboard AZ11 not only for it's support for the leading edge AMD processors at speeds of 1GHz and beyond, but also for its user friendly NOVUS features. NOVUS is an exclusive package of innovative features that brings ease of use and functionality to the end-user.

Gene Sheu, President of FIC's Network & Information Group, commented " We would like to congratulate AMD on reaching the milestone of 1.1 GHz, one of many we will see in the future. FIC was first to be recommended by AMD at 1 GHz with the 1stMainboard SD11 and are again first at 1.1 GHz with the 1stMainboard AZ11. The solid partnership between our two Co.'s continues to ensure the very best motherboard platforms in support of AMD's leading edge processors."

About FIC
Founded in 1980, First International Computer, Inc (FIC) are one of the world's leading companies in the design and production of motherboards, PC systems, servers and notebooks. As a highly flexible and adaptable company, FIC are firmly established in OEM/ODM and distribution markets. A leading supplier for many of the industry's leading PC brand names, FIC also offer a comprehensive range of motherboards for the distribution market under the 1stMainboard brand name. The latest information about FIC products and services can be found at or by contacting

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