AMD has hosted a live dual-core event at The Ritz-Carlton Singapore today, to challenge Intel on the server and desktop front. We were honoured to see Hector Ruiz, the CEO of AMD coming down to witness the event and address the press and partners on AMD’s future directions.

AMD has hosted a live dual-core event at The Ritz-Carlton Singapore today, to
challenge Intel on the server and desktop front. This challenge is a follow-up
to the initial challenge posed to Intel earlier in August in US. We were honored to see Hector Ruiz, the CEO of AMD coming down to witness
the event and address the press and partners on AMD’s future directions.

More on the AMD Dual-core line-up, there are Opteron 800 and 200 series based
server and workstation from Sun Microsystems as well as HP machines powered by
Athlon 64 X2 processor.

However, Intel did not show up with their Dual-core Xeons
machines at the event most probably due to company policy.

Hector Ruiz pointed out that AMD will grow stronger in the Year 2006
continuing from the 28% growth in revenue in 2004 and more than 35% in 2005.
Hector Ruiz is confident that 64-bit computing will continue to drive growth and
PCs will find their ways into home faster than before. Hector Ruiz expects
multi-core technology to last at least 5 years into the server, desktop and
mobile segment. In 2007, we will start seeing Quad-core processors when process
technology move to 45nm or less.

AMD will also continue to expand x86 footprint into Consumer Electronics and
other connectivity products. AMD has introduced Turion 64 family earlier this
year and has achieved remarkable growth according to Hector Ruiz. In Q3, the
number of Turion 64 processors increase 72% from Q2. The emphasis of AMD will
shift from server and desktop to mobile segment in 2006 and will be creating
Open Platform where notebook makers and users have the options to choose the
best wireless adapters or best graphics chips for their notebooks.