NVIDIA and Broadcom joined AMD to showcase the 3D graphics, wireless, battery life, and compute performance advantages of next-generation AMD mobile platforms at an event held in San Francisco. Based on superior technologies from the AMD Better by Design program — including next-generation 65nm AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, chipsets from AMD and NVIDIA, and leading wireless networking solutions from Broadcom — these mobile platforms deliver a superior Windows™ Vista experience for end-users. AMD’s award-winning 65nm Silicon-on-Insulator technology provides increased transistor performance, scalability and power efficiency. AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology based on the 65nm process, now shipping, represents an important milestone as AMD continues its rapid conversion of Fab36. Notebook PCs based on the new AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology will be available later this quarter in designs from leading computer manufacturers.

NVIDIA and Broadcom joined AMD (NYSE: AMD) to showcase the 3D graphics,
wireless, battery life, and compute performance advantages of next-generation
AMD mobile platforms at an event held in San Francisco. Based on superior
technologies from the AMD Better by Design program — including next-generation
65nm AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, chipsets from AMD and NVIDIA,
and leading wireless networking solutions from Broadcom — these mobile
platforms deliver a superior Windows™ Vista experience for end-users.

AMD’s award-winning 65nm Silicon-on-Insulator technology provides increased
transistor performance, scalability and power efficiency. AMD Turion 64 X2
dual-core mobile technology based on the 65nm process, now shipping, represents
an important milestone as AMD continues its rapid conversion of Fab36.
Notebook PCs based on the new AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology will
be available later this quarter in designs from leading computer manufacturers.

AMD Mobile Platforms: Better by Design

AMD’s leading-edge Better by Design ecosystem includes ATI Radeon and NVIDIA
GeForce Go graphics and wireless solutions from Atheros, Broadcom, Marvell
Qualcomm and RealTek.

“Our next generation mobile processors, combined with superior graphics and
wireless technologies demonstrate our commitment to an open platform strategy,
which enables our OEM customers to design the ultimate mobile platforms,” said
Chris Cloran, vice president, AMD Mobile Division. “PC users today expect more
from their computers and the Better by Design program features the superior
technologies and leading-edge performance buyers seek to meet the demands of
their ever-expanding digital lifestyle.”

The Better by Design program exemplifies a unique partnership in the
industry. AMD has developed an open platform strategy to drive collaboration and
competition among the leading technology companies around the world. Open and
fair competition results in superior technologies, real choices for PC
manufacturers and outstanding experiences for PC users – all for a great value.
This program realizes the efforts of companies that compete and, now,
collaborate in order to bring greater innovation to PC buyers.

3D Graphics & Video Playback: The Vista Era
Together with AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, the
recently-launched AMD M690 platform with integrated ATI Radeon X1200 series
graphics further advances the mobile computing experience. With Microsoft
Windows Vista™, the world demands a new level in its computing experience with
increased emphasis on performance, graphics, and mobility. Desktop and notebook
PC users want high performance and a rich experience from their PCs. The Better
by Design program will help ensure that PC consumers have an added level of
information to make a smarter choice.

This next-generation mobile platform is another step in the advancement of
the Better by Design program, an initiative driven by AMD and leading graphics
and wireless technology partners designed to help OEM customers highlight
AMD-based solutions, which offer better performance with superior technologies.
Utilizing the new mobile processors, AMD offers the ultimate Vista experience by
delivering platform-level innovation with increased performance and long battery
life for notebook PC users. NVIDIA, in turn, today explained the advantages of
having a graphics processor in Better by Design mobile platforms.

“We are delighted to work closely with AMD to offer users an excellent mobile
experience featuring NVIDIA graphics processors,” said Ned Finkle, vice
president of strategic marketing at NVIDIA. “AMD-based systems with NVIDIA
graphics deliver an outstanding Windows Vista experience and powerful digital
media capabilities.”

Superior Wireless Range & Throughput

At today’s event, Broadcom demonstrated its WLAN performance advantages
delivered with the Better by Design program, including its latest 802.11n
(draft) technology. “Broadcom’s strategy is to provide superior integrated
wireless solutions that allow consumers to stay connected in more places and in
more ways than ever before,” said Dr. Edward Frank, vice president of research
and development, Broadcom Corporation. “We work with AMD to offer
high-performance technologies that improve the PC experience by giving consumers
more ways to share content wirelessly.”

Enhanced Battery Life
To extend battery life, AMD-based platforms with AMD M690 incorporate innovative
memory technology known as display cache, designed to allow the CPU to operate
in low-power mode without accessing system memory. This platform-level
innovation coupled with the new 65nm process design of AMD Turion 64 X2
dual-core mobile technology extends battery life to more than five hours – up to
one hour more than previous AMD mobile platforms.