[photopress:founder.jpg,full,alignright]US microprocessor manufacturer AMD made another breakthrough with China’s second-largest PC maker agreeing to install AMD chips in its computers.
Founder Technology, China’s second-largest PC vendor, is expected to launch AMD64 processor-based desktop PCs throughout China early next month. Founder’s decision to use AMD chips is seen as a major breakthrough for the US firm, with the world’s second-largest chipmaker now trying to supply chips to all of China’s major PC manufacturers.
In 2004, AMD began to cooperating with Lenovo, China’s biggest and the world’s third-largest computer maker, which uses AMD chips in 80 percent of its consumer desktop computers. Earlier this year, AMD signed a similar deal with Tsinghua Tongfang, China’s third-largest computer manufacturer and the nation’s second-largest home PC brand.
Tongfang has so far launched nine new commercial and consumer PC models based on AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron processors. HP, the world’s second-largest PC maker, already uses AMD chips in 60 percent of its consumer desktop computers sold in China.
Yesterday’s agreement with Founder will begin with desktop systems and gradually expand to cover the notebook and server markets.
Source: China Daily
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