AMD has seen an increase in its overall x86 server processor market share. According to a recently released report from Mercury Research, AMD’s first-quarter market share growth reflected substantial gains in the x86 server market and now represents 22.1 percent, a 26-percent increase over AMD’s share in the fourth quarter of 2005 and a 254-percent increase over the first quarter of 2005. These new numbers, combined with today’s introduction of 12 new platforms that meet the AMD Validated Server guidelines, demonstrate strong demand and momentum for AMD Opteron processor-based solutions across various commercial customer segments.

Coinciding with the third anniversary of the launch of the AMD Opteron(TM)
processor and AMD64 technology launch, AMD (NYSE: AMD – News) announced today it
has seen an increase in its overall x86 server processor market share. Based on
the 2006 first quarter numbers from Mercury Research, the AMD Opteron processor
now accounts for 22.1 percent of the worldwide x86 server processors shipped in
the first quarter, up from 16.4 percent in the 2005 fourth quarter. These new
numbers, combined with today’s introduction of 12 new platforms that meet the
AMD Validated Server guidelines, demonstrate strong demand and momentum for AMD
Opteron processor-based solutions across various commercial customer segments.

The AMD Opteron processor-based validated servers offered by Newisys, Supermicro
Computer, Inc., Tyan Computer Corporation and Uniwide Technologies, Inc. were
unveiled this week at the AMD Worldwide Distributors Conference in Dubai, and
several will be on display today in AMD’s booth at Gartner IT ChannelVision
Europe in Monte Carlo. AMD Validated Server platforms are thoroughly tested for
quality, compatibility, longevity and stability and are backed by global
manufacturers who have met rigorous standards of performance and service in
order to participate. The new platforms are being sold in North America, Europe,
Asia and Latin America.

"As the number of available AMD Opteron processor-based servers from our OEM and
system builder community continues to rise, so does our share of the x86 server
from both a market and revenue perspective," said Henri Richard, executive vice
president and chief sales and marketing officer, AMD. "AMD remains committed to
working collaboratively with leading manufacturers to develop qualified,
reliable and well-supported server solutions with industry-leading x86
performance-per-watt-per-dollar for the channel."

According to a recently released report from Mercury Research, AMD’s
first-quarter market share growth reflected substantial gains in the x86 server
market and now represents 22.1 percent, a 26-percent increase over AMD’s share
in the fourth quarter of 2005 and a 254-percent increase over the first quarter
of 2005.

"As confirmed by Mercury Research, this growth speaks volumes to the industry’s
rapid adoption of AMD Opteron processors with Direct Connect Architecture and
HyperTransport(TM) technology, leaving little doubt that AMD is gaining presence
as a strong player with staying power," said Marty Seyer, senior vice president,
Commercial Segment, AMD. "The superior performance-per-watt architecture of the
AMD Opteron processor provides a compelling value proposition to the channel to
meet the rigorous performance, power and cooling requirements of datacenters
worldwide."