AMD is disappointed by Microsoft’s decision to delay the introduction of 64-bit versions of its Windows operating system, but sees no significant impact from the delay on sales of its 64-bit processors. Microsoft announced in July that Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems and Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems will not be released until the first half of 2005. While disappointing for AMD, the delay will not negatively impact sales of 64-bit processors during the near term but a longer delay, up to one year could hurt the company. Microsoft’s decision to delay the release of the 64-bit versions of Windows to the company’s desire to improve the level of security offered by these products.

AMD is disappointed by Microsoft’s decision to delay the introduction of 64-bit versions of its Windows operating system, but sees no significant impact from the delay on sales of its 64-bit processors. Microsoft announced in July that Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems and Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems will not be released until the first half of 2005. While disappointing for AMD, the delay will not negatively impact sales of 64-bit processors during the near term but a longer delay, up to one year could hurt the company. Microsoft’s decision to delay the release of the 64-bit versions of Windows to the company’s desire to improve the level of security offered by these products.