SAN FRANCISCO—OCT. 23, 2006—At Oracle® OpenWorld today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz delivered the opening day keynote address, discussing how the IT industry has entered a new era of choice, and the impacts that will result from this industry phenomenon.

‘This era of greater, real choice will benefit one audience in particular: customers,’ said Ruiz. ‘With greater choice comes greater competition. With greater competition comes greater innovation. As IT choices multiply throughout the next decade, customers will see an acceleration of innovation unlike any they have experienced. The future of innovation will rest far more on the choices customers — not their vendors — make.’