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AMD today announced availability of the AMD Geode™
LX [email protected] processor,* enabling consumers to experience full-featured,
desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded
and mobile devices. Requiring less than one watt of power, the AMD Geode LX
[email protected] processor supports the Microsoft Windows XP and XP Embedded operating
systems, allowing users to leverage familiar business and consumer applications
on low-power, fan-less portable products.
The AMD Geode™ LX [email protected] processor and AMD Geode CS5536 companion device
chipset is available at $ 45 in 10,000 unit shipments. Slower speed variants also
are available.<

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. today announced availability of the AMD Geode™
LX [email protected] processor,* enabling consumers to experience full-featured,
desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded
and mobile devices. Requiring less than one watt of power,** the AMD Geode LX
[email protected] processor supports the Microsoft Windows XP and XP Embedded operating
systems, allowing users to leverage familiar business and consumer applications
on low-power, fan-less portable products.

The industry standard x86 architecture, low power consumption and excellent
performance makes the AMD Geode LX processor ideal for a wide variety of
consumer electronics and computing markets, including multimedia devices,
single-board computers, access devices and other general embedded applications.
Examples of products that would benefit from the AMD Geode LX processor’s
capabilities include HDTVs, IP set-top boxes, thin clients, point-of-sale kiosks
and Windows-powered tablet PCs. Furthermore, new categories of x86-based mobile
multimedia devices that merge full desktop computing functionality with small
form factor, battery-powered portability are now possible.

“As a leader and trend setter in consumer electronics, Samsung aggressively
pursues innovative embedded processor solutions for our products,” said Dr.
James Jo, vice president of the Digital Media R&D Center, Corporate R&D, Samsung
Electronics. “Products like the AMD Geode LX [email protected] processor that integrate
low power and high performance will drive continued innovation in key markets.
Designers will be able to consider completely new x86 architecture-based
embedded applications when not forced to compromise power or performance.”

Offering the industry’s highest performance per watt, the AMD Geode LX processor
provides increased memory bandwidth through a DDR interface and enhanced I/O
throughput with USB2.0. With these technical enhancements, engineers are free to
design innovative products without compromising battery life, size, mobility or
performance. In addition, the processor’s ability to optimize Windows XP and XP
Embedded offers simplified programming and a familiar environment for consumers.

“We are excited AMD’s new Geode LX processor supports Windows XP and XP
Embedded,” said Jane Gilson, director of marketing for the Mobile and Embedded
Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. “Together, the flexibility of Windows and
AMD Geode processors are enabling developers to create a range of new and
innovative low-power, high-performance devices.”

The AMD Geode LX processor delivers on the AMD ‘x86 Everywhere’ vision of
extending familiar features and functionality to a full range of computing
devices that include mobile consumer products, industrial equipment, servers,
workstations, desktops and mobile computers with the industry standard x86 chip
architecture. Now that the power constraints of high-performance x86-compliant
embedded processors are being alleviated, computing and consumer electronic
devices can run more complex software and process more data, bringing
traditional PC-type functionality and capabilities to small, full-feature
products.

“By enabling a greater number of innovations to be developed upon the
standardized x86-based platform, end-users will benefit from the ability to run
thousands of existing software applications on devices that seamlessly
interoperate with all other x86-based products,” said Fred Weber, AMD corporate
vice president and chief technology officer. “This enhanced end-user experience
will ultimately accelerate adoption of next-generation devices of every shape,
size, weight and use; in homes, in offices, in cars, in supply chains, in
storage networks, in data centers — essentially, everywhere.”

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AMD Geode™ Processors
The AMD Geode LX [email protected] processor is the newest low-power, high-performance
processor in the AMD Geode Solutions family. The portfolio of AMD Geode
processors reflects AMD’s commitment to its customers, allowing design engineers
to leverage the large existing x86 software base, and the benefits of low-power,
high-performance solutions. By providing embedded x86 solutions that range from
less than one to 14 watts, AMD gives designers the ability to select the
processor that best meets their individual needs.

“The industry-leading power and performance levels of the AMD Geode LX processor
means engineers are now free to design without compromise,” said Iain Morris,
AMD senior vice president, Microprocessor Solutions Sector. “Product designers
and application developers now have the raw materials they need to create truly
envelope-pushing products.”

AMD’s Geode Solutions are backed by a minimum of five years design support,
furthering AMD’s commitment to the embedded market.

Pricing and Availability
The AMD Geode™ LX [email protected] processor and AMD Geode CS5536 companion device
chipset is available at $ 45 in 10,000 unit shipments. Slower speed variants also
are available. Contact your local AMD sales office or representative for pricing
details.

The AMD Geode Solutions products will be demonstrated during Computex at the
Taipei International Convention Center in Taipei (TICC), Hall 4, AMD Booth #TF1,
beginning May 31st.