SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2005 – AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced the AMD Commercial Channel Access Program to enhance and extend the company’s commitment to partners’ business needs and contribute to their continued growth and success in the commercial market. The program is designed to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation within the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of systems integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors. It is designed to deliver benefits to participants by helping them gain access to and develop solutions for the increasing number of customers now looking to deploy AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based platforms and provide tangible value through these solutions tailored to best address the needs of their end customers.

“The launch of the Commercial Channel Access Program reinforces AMD’s goal of meeting the needs of end customers through the delivery of highly targeted, market-relevant solutions,” said Kevin Knox, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Business, AMD. “AMD’s robust channel program has been a cornerstone of our business for decades and today’s announcement marks another milestone in our commitment to customer-centric innovation and to the many long-standing and successful relationships we enjoy with our expanding network of channel customers.

By leveraging a strong collaborative model, we will be able to extend our reach into new commercial markets to deliver innovative joint AMD64 processor-based solutions.”

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