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Fujitsu Announces AMD Powered Lifebook
Date: Tuesday April 30, 2002
Category: Notebooks
Manufacturer Link: AMD
-Fujitsu LifeBook A Series targets business users who require performance and reliability for mobile computing-

SUNNYVALE, CA-APRIL 30, 2002-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu PC Corporation has chosen AMD's mobile processors to power its new LifeBook A Series commercial notebook computers. The notebooks are designed to meet the requirements of business, government and education users at all levels, and will be marketed in North America.

"Fujitsu LifeBook A Series notebooks demonstrate AMD's continued success in penetrating the commercial market with our high-performance processors," said Ed Ellett, vice president of Marketing at AMD. "Our mobile AMD Athlon(tm) processors have the stability, reliability, and power management capability required by commercial users and IT managers alike. Fujitsu has included significant options such as multiple connectivity choices and a light-weight, direct-connecting port replicator that will appeal to those who use their notebook computers as desktop replacements."

All three configurations of Fujitsu's new LifeBook A Series feature 1.2GHz mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 4 processors which incorporate AMD PowerNow!(tm) technology, designed to increase notebook battery life while delivering performance on demand and enabling a notebook to run cooler and more quietly. The processors also include 3DNow!(tm) Professional for enhanced multimedia capabilities.

AMD's Socket A processor interface provides an important component in AMD's support for the commercial market. Socket A provides the long-term stability and compatibility of a single platform, which can help lower total cost of ownership by enabling software image stability and decreasing infrastructure turnover.

"Combining AMD processor technology with our feature-rich notebooks brings an excellent computing experience to all levels of users," said Sara Nelson, vice president of Marketing for Fujitsu PC. "With the powerful mobile AMD Athlon 4 processors, LifeBook A Series users will get the performance and productivity they need while mobile or at their desks."


The LifeBook A Series includes connectivity choices such as an integrated WiFi-compliant wireless LAN as well as traditional built-in modem and integrated Ethernet. The port replicator option will allow the user to detach the notebook without removing peripheral connections. A 40GB hard drive with DVD/CD/RW is available in some models.

Options also include Microsoft® Windows® 98 Special Edition, Windows 2000 Professional Edition, or Windows XP Professional Edition.

Fujitsu PC Corporation's LifeBook A Series can be purchased immediately in North America through Fujitsu's reseller channels as well as directly from Fujitsu at or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT.

About AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).

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About Fujitsu PC Corporation

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Fujitsu PC Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and the leading provider of ultra-mobile computing solutions. Fujitsu PC Corporation delivers high-performance mobile computing solutions for the North American market, including a wide range of LifeBook notebooks, Stylistic® pen tablet PCs and Pocket LOOX(tm) Pocket PCs. Fujitsu PC Corporation emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, user comfort and productivity and outstanding customer service as primary competitive advantages. More information on Fujitsu PC Corporation's complete line of mobile computing solutions is available at or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see:

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