AMD Geode™ LX [email protected] Processor* Advances Company’s Vision for Integrated, Ubiquitous Computing with Industry Standard x86 Architecture

AUSTIN, TX – May 23, 2005 – Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: 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 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.”

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.

About AMD

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*The AMD Geode LX [email protected] processor operates at 500MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here:

**A system based on the AMD Geode LX [email protected] processor typically requires less than 2.1 watts of power.

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