BEIJING – Oct. 24, 2005 – At a ceremony today in China’s Great Hall of the People, AMD executives signed agreements with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Peking University to license AMD
x86 microprocessor design technology that will enable Chinese development of low-power and embedded computer solutions for consumer and commercial markets. AMD also announced the contribution of US$750,000 to support technology deployment for primary education in rural China and opened a new headquarters for AMD Greater China.
“AMD and China share a deep mutual respect for the ability of technology to promote economic and educational opportunities,” said AMD president and CEO Hector Ruiz. “AMD’s investments of technology, facilities and resources are a sign of our commitment to provide industry-standard x86-based computing solutions to the people of China.”
“Products based on this x86 processor represent an energy-efficient, industry-standard technology that can fundamentally transform the productivity of businesses and individuals in China,” said Mr. Ma Songde, Vice Minister of MOST. “This important licensing agreement advances AMD’s vision of industry-standard technology meeting the needs of people in virtually any environment and grants AMD exposure to Chinese research and development and our growing market.”